Samuel J. Locklear http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/28947/all en US says Australia 'critical pillar' in Asia pivot http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-says-australia-critical-pillar-asia-pivot <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Australia is a "critical pillar" in the US pivot to Asia and the rebalancing of its military strategy, the region's most senior American commander told reporters Friday.</p> <p> Chief of US Pacific Command (PACOM) Samuel Locklear speaking in a teleconference from Hawaii, said the key US ally was vital in the world order that is emerging for the 21st Century.</p> <p>Locklear said the challenges the US faced included climate change, maritime security, disaster relief and cyber security.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130131/us-says-australia-critical-pillar-asia-pivot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Samuel J. Locklear AFP Fri, 01 Feb 2013 03:45:35 +0000 5742507 at http://www.globalpost.com US to intercept N.Korea missile if allies threatened http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/us-intercept-nkorea-missile-if-allies-threatened <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A top US military commander said Tuesday he favored shooting down a North Korean missile only if it threatened the United States or Washington's allies in the region.</p> <p>When asked by lawmakers if he supported knocking out any missile fired by North Korea, Admiral Samuel Locklear, head of US Pacific Command, said: "I would not recommend that."</p> <p>But the four-star admiral said he would "certainly recommend" intercepting an incoming North Korean missile "if it was in defense of our allies" or the United States.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/us-intercept-nkorea-missile-if-allies-threatened" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Samuel J. Locklear AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 15:35:05 +0000 5807492 at http://www.globalpost.com U.S. commander concerned about "young" Chinese officers http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130711/us-commander-concerned-about-young-chinese-officers <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Kyodo News International </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> A top commander of the U.S. military said Thursday it will keep working with the Chinese military to prevent a possible incident in the Asia-Pacific region that could be caused by misjudgment involving "young" Chinese commanders.</p> <p> Adm. Samuel Locklear, top commander of the Pacific Command, told a press conference that he cannot not rule out "the potential miscalculation" related to Chinese commanders of ships and airplanes who have relatively less experience of dealing with international matters.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p>Copyright 2013 Kyodo News International.</p> <p>All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/kyodo-news-international/130711/us-commander-concerned-about-young-chinese-officers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Exclusive economic zone Military personnel Samuel J. Locklear War Kyodo News International Thu, 11 Jul 2013 22:02:58 +0000 5881911 at http://www.globalpost.com Chinese inexperience a factor in warships' near-miss: U.S. admiral http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140116/chinese-inexperience-factor-warships-near-miss-us-admiral <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By David Alexander</p> <p>WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chinese operational inexperience and communications difficulties on both sides contributed to a near-collision between the USS Cowpens and a Chinese warship in the South China Sea last month, the head of U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific said on Wednesday.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/140116/chinese-inexperience-factor-warships-near-miss-us-admiral" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Political philosophy Samuel J. Locklear Samuel Locklear War Thomson Reuters Thu, 16 Jan 2014 10:20:43 +0000 6044593 at http://www.globalpost.com Adm. Locklear says U.S. to keep military pre-eminence in Asia http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140306/adm-locklear-says-us-keep-military-pre-eminence-asia <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Yonhap News Agency </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Lee Chi-dong</p> <p>WASHINGTON, March 6 (Yonhap) -- The top commander of U.S. forces in the Asia-Pacific region said Thursday his troops will stay ahead of any military threats in the region under the Pentagon's new defense guidelines.</p> <p>Navy Adm. Samuel Locklear admitted that the security conditions there are "getting more complex" and the U.S. military is going through budget cuts.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://english.yonhapnews.co.kr" class="button wire yonhap"></a></p> <p>Copyright Yonhap News Agency, 2014. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.</p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/yonhap-news-agency/140306/adm-locklear-says-us-keep-military-pre-eminence-asia" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Quadrennial Defense Review Samuel J. Locklear Samuel Locklear War Yonhap News Agency Fri, 07 Mar 2014 02:17:25 +0000 6089051 at http://www.globalpost.com