The US Navy wants to go on the offensive against near-peer threats, focusing on the ability to strike first and fast with new weapons.
Facing a rising China that is expanding what is already one of the largest naval fleets in the world and fielding powerful standoff weaponry, the US Navy must change its strategic thinking, service leaders said Wednesday, Breaking Defense reported.
The Navy has come face-to-face with some of these threats. In September, a Chinese warship challenged the US destroyer USS Decatur in the South China Sea during a routine freedom-of-navigation operation.
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