Freeman Report October 2005 - Vol. 3, No. 10
October 8, 2005
During his September 2005 visit to China Admiral William J. Fallon, Commander of the U.S. Pacific Command, made clear the United States is positively inclined to work with Chinese counterparts to enhance bilateral military relations. Both the Americans and Chinese agree that military relations should comport more closely with their deepening economic ties and broadening political interactions. A sustainable military relationship that can address the changes in the larger Asian security environment, serve as the basis for cooperation on the security issues that unite the two nations, and – especially important – manage those issues that divide the two militaries.