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To fight a war in the Pacific, the Navy and Marine Corps would rely on the military’s logistics fleet for food, fuel, and ammunition.
But that aging fleet, already taxed by technical problems, is likely to be one of the first things China attacks, a former chief of US naval operations said this week.
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US Navy warships have been on the front lines in the Western Pacific, carrying out freedom-of-navigation operations and other exercises to counter Chinese claims and to bolster allies in the region.
But in a conflict with China, those ships won’t be the only or even the first targets, as Beijing will seek to eliminate the logistical support on which the US military relies, according to retired Navy Adm. Gary Roughhead.See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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