Published recently by the U.S. Naval Institute’s Proceedings Today, the article covers what’s new and significant in this year’s Rim of the Pacific exercise. From the use of social media to the Integration of land-based forces, RimPac 2018 continues to expand the capabilities of those involved.
According to Cole, “A fully joint, ASEAN, and Allied-partner maritime picture serves to strengthen Asia–Pacific partnerships. This increased interoperability allows more flexibility for partnering in the future. Targeted to today’s sailors, RimPac’s approach will form lasting connections between exercise alumni and affiliates and strengthen maritime security in the Asia–Pacific.”
LCDR Leah Cole is a U.S. Coast Guard Fellow at the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security studies. The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not reflect the official policy or position of DKI APCSS, the U.S. Department of Defense, or the U.S. government.