MANILA, Philippines—The new United States commander of the Pacific Fleet has guaranteed partners/allies that American forces are very much ready, well-equipped  and prepared to react to any possibility in the South China Sea, where long-fuming territorial disputes have set off far reaching vulnerabilities.

Admiral Scott Swift said Friday that the Navy may convey more than the four littoral battle ships it focused on the West Philippine Sea.

Quick says the U.S. doesn’t take sides in the regional fractures however that it would press ahead with operations to guarantee flexibility of route and freedom of navigation in disputed waters and somewhere else.

U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift talks during an interview with journalists Friday, July 17, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo)
U.S. Pacific Fleet Commander Adm. Scott Swift talks during an interview with journalists Friday, July 17, 2015 in Manila, Philippines. (AP Photo)

He likewise refers to the U.S. military’s huge reaction to help the Philippines taking after Typhoon Haiyan’s annihilation in 2013 as a show of America’s dedication to help a beset ally.

SHARE