Maritime Security Exercise Highlights US-Indo-Pacific Defense Ties

Maritime Security Exercise Highlights US-Indo-Pacific Defense Ties

Earlier this month, the United States and South and Southeast Asian states kicked off this year’s iteration of the Southeast Asia Cooperation and Training (SEACAT) exercises. The drills put the spotlight on ongoing efforts by the United States and Southeast Asian countries to boost maritime security collaboration within the wider Indo-Pacific region. As I have noted before in these pages, SEACAT is one of a series of multilateral exercises that…