JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM, Hawaii – The Pentagon is changing the name of the U.S. military’s Pacific headquarters of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in a bow to America’s growing connection to India and the growing role in the region.
Secretary of defense Jim Mattis is formally announcing the name change during a ceremony to mark the leadership in completion of the assignment. The Navy of the V. S. Adm. Philip Davidson to take over PACOM Adm. Harry Harris, who is nominated for the next U.S. ambassador to South Korea.
The amendment is largely symbolic in nature. It carries no fundamental shifts in forces, military missions, or other Pentagon activities. Instead, Mattis says, it is a recognition of the increasing connectivity between the Indian and Pacific ocean.
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