US preps midrange missile to pierce China’s ‘anti-access’ shield

US preps midrange missile to pierce China’s ‘anti-access’ shield

  • Army chief of staff vows to strengthen partnerships in First Island Chain

NEW YORK — As tensions rise in the South China Sea, a top U.S. Army official underscored in comments made public Friday the importance of developing and deploying new weapons systems that can potentially break Chinese defenses and securing the Indo-Pacific through robust partnerships in the region.