US Pacific commander adheres to neutrality in Asia

first_imgBANGKOK (AP) – The head of U.S. Asia-Pacific military operations says Washington is re-engaging with the region but will not intervene in any of its conflicts.U.S. Pacific Command chief Adm. Samuel Locklear III said Tuesday during a visit to Thailand that the U.S. is looking into building longer-term relationships with India and China, as America’s primary interests lie with Asia-Pacific countries.He said the U.S. will remain neutral in the maritime conflict in East China Sea between China and Japan, as well as those in the South China Sea pitting China against other nations, since it is Washington’s policy not to take sides in any territorial disputes. Top Stories Comments   Share   Locklear also visited China, the Philippines, Bangladesh and India in his first visit to the region since assuming the Pacific command in March.(Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.) Construction begins on Chandler hospital expansion project 5 greatest Kentucky Derby finishes Bottoms up! Enjoy a cold one for International Beer Daycenter_img Sponsored Stories The difference between men and women when it comes to pain Mary Coyle ice cream to reopen in central Phoenix Check your body, save your life Former Arizona Rep. Don Shooter shows health improvementlast_img

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