The United States expects to deploy land-based medium-range missiles in the Indo-Pacific region, Rob Phillips, a spokesman for the US Army's Pacific Command, told Nikkei Asia. His words are quoted by RIA Novosti.
According to the official, the deployment of the missiles is planned to be organized in 2024, and the goal is to “contain Chinese influence.” Phillips noted that this will be the US Army's "first arsenal" in the region since the end of the Cold War.
A U.S. Army Pacific Command spokesman said the possibility of deploying a land-based version of the Standard-6 (SM-6) missile and the Tomahawk cruise missile is being studied.
No other details, including the possible location of the missiles, were reported.