PACOM Chief Wants Army to Create Ship-Killing Units

Posted November 15, 2016 at 11:49pm

Military.com reports that “the head of U.S. Pacific Command on Tuesday said he wants the Army to one day be capable of killing ships of potential adversaries in the South China Sea.”

“The Pacific region has traditionally been a maritime theater, but the Army has a role to play well beyond providing foot soldiers to seize and hold territory, according to Navy Adm. Harry Harris.”

“‘What the Army brings traditionally is what they always bring, which is mass and firepower and capability,’ he told an audience at leadership discussion in Washington, D.C., sponsored by Defense One.”