- U.S. military planners are dispersing assets across smaller outposts in the Asia-Pacific region to counter China's missile arsenal.
- China has over 1,300 ballistic missiles that could be used against targets in the region.
- The U.S. is creating Air Mobility Teams to convert locations such as airstrips on remote islands into temporary bases.
- Moves to disperse U.S. military forces could make them more vulnerable if individual sites have weaker defenses.
- The Marines is undergoing a transformation into a force that aims to drop small teams of troops in and out of islands in the western Pacific.
China’s Missile Threat Drives New U.S. Approach in Asia
The U.S. is dispersing assets to smaller outposts in the Asia-Pacific region to counter China's missile arsenal, making it harder for Beijing to strike a decisive blow.