Jerry Harmer, The Associated Press

  • On Monday, the littoral combat ship Montgomery is one of the ships that will participate in Association of Southeast Asian Nations, ASEAN-U.S. Maritime Exercise, in Sattahip, Thailand. (Gemunu Amarasinghe/AP)
    US promotes free and open Indo-Pacific at naval exercise

    A senior U.S. naval officer underlined Washington's commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific as the United States on Monday launched its first joint naval exercise with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations.