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US Pacific Command Has a New Name
US Pacific Command
Has a New Name

US Pacific Command Has a New Name

Name change is 'symbolic nod' to ally

(Newser) - The US military's largest unified combatant command has a new name that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says honors the "increasing connectivity of the Indian and Pacific Oceans." Mattis announced Wednesday that US Pacific Command will now be known as US Indo-Pacific Command, CNN reports. "It is...

Last Straw: Navy Fires 7th Fleet Commander

Joseph Aucoin relieved of duty after string of accidents

(Newser) - The commander of the Navy's Asia-based 7th Fleet was dismissed Wednesday after a series of warship accidents raised questions about its operations in the Pacific, per the AP . A two-sentence statement issued by the Navy said Adm. Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, had relieved Vice Adm....

Pentagon Official Accused of Aiding Chinese Spy

He conspired to provide China classified info: feds

(Newser) - A Pentagon employee has been charged with conspiracy to share classified information with someone he thought worked for the Taiwanese government who was actually an agent of China, according to documents unsealed today. James Fondren Jr. was allegedly party to an espionage conspiracy from 2004 to 2008. Fondren, 62, has...

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