The visiting Chinese Defense Minister Liang Guanglie expressed the hope, when talking with his U.S. counterpart Leon Panetta, that China and the U.S. should establish a new type of military relationship featuring equality, cooperation and win-win.
The Philippines recently sent a warship to harass 12 Chinese fishing vessels which sailed into the waters of Huangyan Island to shelter from bad weather. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Liu Weimin said at a regular news conference that Huangyan Island is an inherent part of Chinese territory.
The United States Southern Command, located in Miami, Florida, is one of nine Unified Combatant Commands in the United States Department of Defense. It is responsible for providing contingency planning and operations in Central and South America, the Caribbean, Cuba, their territorial waters, and for the force of U.S. military resources at these locations.
Fort Benning is a United States Army post based in located in Columbus, Georgia in Muscogee County. Fort Benning is a self-sustaining military community, which supports more than 120,000 active-duty military, family members, reserve component soldiers, retirees, and civilian employees on a daily basis.
Naval Base San Diego is the largest base of the United States Navy on the west coast of the United States, in San Diego, California. Naval Base San Diego is the principal homeport of the Pacific Fleet, consisting of 54 ships and over 120 tenant commands. The base is composed of 13 piers stretched over 977 acres of land and 326 acres of water.