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SGA14: Experts warn of dangerous ambiguity in US Asian pivot

10th February 2014 - 07:32 GMT | by Beth Stevenson in Singapore


The Obama Administration’s strategic pivot to the Asia-Pacific region is sending an ambiguous message about US military and strategic intentions in Asia, regional experts have warned. 

Speaking at the Singapore Airshow Asia Pacific Security Conference (APSEC), a panel of analysts claimed that the rebalance of US resources to focus its operations on Asia is too opaque, and needs to be readdressed to avoid the confusion that its primary focus is on ‘containing China’.

‘I’m calling on these countries [US and China] for more clarity in their policies. Despite recent openness…it is still opaque,’ Richard Bitzinger, senior fellow and coordinator of

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Beth Stevenson


Beth Stevenson

Beth is a former senior reporter for Digital Battlespace and Unmanned Vehicles magazines. Beth graduated …

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