U.S. and Allies in Indo-Pacific Military Drills

Thousands of troops in exercises. 

More than 5,000 soldiers from the United States and allies took to the land, sea, and air for joint drills in Indonesia, while China continues its aggressive behavior that includes flying hundreds of warplanes near Taiwan in recent weeks. The military exercise was the largest of its kind since the nations began holding them in 2009. 

U.S. Navy Admiral John Aquino, head of the Indo-Pacific Command, oversaw the exercise. “I spend every waking minute doing everything to ensure we are preventing conflict in the region,” he said. “And that is my commitment to all of my partners. Every day we will try to prevent war.” 

China continues to use the visit to Taiwan by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as a pretext for its aggressive actions. Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry spokesperson called it an excuse to pressure Taiwan into “peaceful reunification” with China. “China launched military provocations on these grounds,” she said. “This is absurd and a barbaric act, which also undermines regional stability and interferes with shipping and commercial activities in the Indo-Pacific region.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Admiral Aquino as he oversees military exercises in the Indo-Pacific.
  • For Secretary Austin to seek God’s guidance as he heads the Defense Department.
  • For wisdom for U.S. military leaders as they assess the threat China poses.

Sources: Fox News, Washington Examiner


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