Forging Tools: As Pacific Fleet commander, Adm. Gary Roughead used his medical resources to bolster relations with regional powers

July 2007
Sea Power;Jul2007, Vol. 50 Issue 7, p54
An interview with Admiral Gary Roughead, Pacific Fleet Commander of the U.S. Navy, is presented. When asked about the fundamental changes on the humanitarian missions, he refers it to the heavier proactive humanitarian assistance wherein they treated 61,000 people in their Mercy mission. He comments on the success of Valiant Shield, Cooperation Afloat Readiness and Training and Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC). He also discusses the participation of the Chinese in military exercises in the country.


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