Hurricane Bud strengthens Pacific off Mexico as Aletta fades

  1. Hurricane Bud strengthens Pacific off Mexico as Aletta fades  Minneapolis Star Tribune
  2. County warns beachgoers of high surf  fox5sandiego.com
  3. Hurricane Bud forms in Pacific off Mexico’s coasts; 2nd hurricane of eastern Pacific season  Washington Post
  4. Hurricanes Are Now So Violent That We Need a New Category  Daily Beast
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In symbolic nod to India, U.S. Pacific Command changes name

In symbolic nod to India, U.S. Pacific Command changes nameBy Idrees Ali PEARL HARBOR, Hawaii (Reuters) – The U.S. military on Wednesday renamed its Pacific Command the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, in a largely symbolic move underscoring the growing importance of India to the Pentagon, U.S. officials said. U.S. Pacific Command, which is responsible for all U.S. military activity in the greater Pacific region, has about 375,000 civilian and military personnel assigned to its area of responsibility, which includes India. “Relationships with our Pacific and Indian Ocean allies and partners have proven critical to maintaining regional stability,” U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said in prepared remarks.


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In nod to India, US military renames its Pacific Command

In nod to India, US military renames its Pacific CommandThe Pentagon is renaming its oldest and largest military command to reflect the growing importance of the Indian Ocean in US strategic thinking, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Wednesday. From now on, the storied US Pacific Command, or PACOM, which was formed after World War II, will be known as the Indo-Pacific Command. The name change is largely symbolic for now, and won’t immediately result in any shifts in the command’s boundaries or assets across the vast area stretching from the western part of India to America’s Pacific coastline.


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Pentagon pulls China's invite to Pacific naval exercises

Pentagon pulls China's invite to Pacific naval exercisesThe Pentagon has pulled its invitation for China to join maritime exercises in the Pacific because of Beijing’s “continued militarization” of the South China Sea, an official said Wednesday, in the latest sign of US-China strains. China hit back at the decision, calling it “very non-constructive” and saying it was taken without due reflection. “China’s continued militarization of disputed features in the South China Sea only serves to raise tensions and destabilize the region,” Pentagon spokesman Lieutenant Colonel Chris Logan said.


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Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific — only to create another deadly danger

  1. Hawaii lava finally reaches the Pacific — only to create another deadly danger  wtkr.com
  2. Aerial video shows huge lava flows streaming from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano days after it erupted  Business Insider
  3. The Latest: Small Kilauea eruption sends ash plume 7K feet  Washington Post
  4. The Latest: Hawaii lava flow may cross highway within hours  ABC News
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