"Our presence helped first, Japan and South Korea, and then South-east Asia to rise and prosper, and now, yes, China, and in a very different way, India to rise and prosper," said the Deputy Defence Secretary Ashton Carter.
He said the US intends to continue to play that positive, pivotal, stabilising role in the region while working with all the stakeholders.
"Our rebalance involves us and the Department of Defence. But it's broader than that. It's a broader effort which begins with support for our principles and values of governance, of free and open access to commerce, of a just international order that upholds the rule of law, open access to all domains and peaceful resolution of disputes," he said.
The US, he said, is preparing for any opportunity or challenge it faces in developing new operational concepts to continue to succeed.
"We're not just talking the talk of rebalance. We're walking the walk. And we have the military capacity to do that for two reasons. The first, as our forces and capabilities are released from Southeast Asia, it frees up that capacity for the Asia-Pacific region. But second we are prioritising our financial and intellectual resources to invest in that region," he said.
60 per cent of the Air Force's permanent overseas forces are already stationed in the Asia-Pacific region, he said, adding that additional capacity would be moved to the region as the US withdraws from Afghanistan.
"A few examples, MQ-9s, U-2s, Global Hawks, all of those will begin to show up, or show up again in the Asia-Pacific region. It will be re-tasking accordingly the PED assets from DCGS and so forth that are currently so engaged in CENTCOM operations to the Asia- Paciic region," Carter said.
Dear Friends: Is this for damage control? If what you said is true, then why you are being kicked out from every country and became a laughing stock in Asia.One Jewis gentleman a very good friend of mine, who extensively travelled asked "Asoke, why people hate America? I replied "They do not hate American people, they hate the US leadership and their devastating foreign policy". This was about 10 years ago now you see what standing USA has!!!!US policy has not worked.
While it is true that the US helped in the prosperity of SE Asian countries including China, by contributing to their economies directly and indirectly, India had no support from the West in its early days. Its rise is firstly due to self rule (swadeshi) which allowed it to develop its industrial and scientific bases locally followed by Pakistan's eventual fallout with US which led to US forces presence in the region and thus neutralizing decades old hostile environment around its borders.
The narration of deputy defence Minister of USA is misleading . It is destroying every country . It is not acceptable in Japan ,one PM resigned ,USA ruined Japan in second world war , Korea ,which has divided by colonial forces led by USA. Now it is claiming that due to it's presence ,India and China developed . This is joke of the year. USA is a scientific blood sucker of third world countries. See the protests in all parts by Muslim fanatics against USA. Why it has thrown away from Vietnam and now Afganistan . It will be Pakistan tomarrow . It is encouraging terrorism in all parts of globe , who are not bending to it's crual scientific looting methods. The day is not away , how England was before 1947 , same way every country dislike USA and it's dangerous tenticles , in name of development ,business and commerce . The people of this world are praying Almighty, to live with peace without USA. If USA is there ,there will be piece not peace else where and any where