US Pacific Fleet Commander speaks at ANU on volatile Indo-Pacific

28 July 2017

Commander of the US Pacific Fleet Admiral Scott Swift has delivered a speech at ANU where he outlined the forces influencing stability in the increasingly volatile Indo-Pacific region.

Admiral Swift also discussed the role of allied naval forces in navigating uncertainty and anchoring long-held norms, such as a rules based global order, peaceful settlement of disputes and freedom of navigation.

Admiral Swift has been in command of the US Pacific Fleet since May 2015. Prior to assuming command at US Pacific Fleet, he was assigned to the Pentagon as the Director of Navy Staff.

The speech, titled Stability in the Indo-Pacific: The roles of our navies, was hosted by the ANU National Security College.