PUBLISHED: 04:07, Wed, Sep 16, 2020 | UPDATED: 04:07, Wed, Sep 16, 2020
The US army has begun a 10-day long operation in Guam called Exercise Valiant Shield. It will involve land, sea and air exercises in order to train American troops to defend the Pacific island.
American forces sent the country’s largest warships and 100 planes to the US territory in the Western Pacific.
But the operation has angered China who have now said are “ready for war”.
The US has been increasing its military exercises in the Indo-Pacific region.
Rear Admiral Michael Boyle, director of maritime operations for the US Pacific Fleet, said the operation will give the US military a chance to improve “lethality”.
China has insisted it is ready for war amid America’s move to send soldiers to the Western Pacific (Image: getty)
The US army has begun a 10-day long operation in Guam (Image: getty)
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Earlier this year, General Charles Q. Brown Jr, commander for the US Pacific Air Forces, said the Indo-Pacific region is “the priority” for the US Department of Defence.
He said: “The Indo-Pacific remains the most consequential region in the world - and it is the priority theatre for the US Department of Defence."
The Global Times, supported by China’s Communist Party, urged citizens to prepare for war.
It said: “We have territorial disputes with several neighbouring countries instigated by the US to confront China.
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American forces sent the country’s largest warships and 100 planes to Guam (Image: getty)