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West 2018: Commander says US-China not on path to conflict

7th February 2018 - 12:09 GMT | by Scott Gourley in San Diego, California


Adm Scott Swift, Cdr of the US Pacific Fleet said that he does not view the US and China as being on a path to armed conflict.

At West 2018, Swift commented that the relations between the two countries could be envisaged as competitive and this does not always have to equate to conflict.

‘Competition isn’t a bad thing,’ Swift said. ‘And competition doesn’t necessarily mean conflict. We shouldn’t approach this in a foregone conclusion that we’re on a path to conflict. 

'I disagree with those that characterise the frictions and tensions that occur between the United States and

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Scott Gourley


Scott Gourley

Scott Gourley is a former US Army officer and the author of several thousand articles …

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