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    US to shift naval firepower to Asia-Pacific

    Al Jazeera English

    by Al Jazeera English

    Leon Panetta, the US defence secretary, has said that the majority of the country's naval fleet will be based in the Asia-Pacific region by the year 2020.

    Speaking at a security conference in Singapore on Saturday, Panetta said the assigning of 60 per cent of the fleet comes as part of a new strategy to increase US presence in the Asia-Pacific.

    Floorence Looi reports from Singapore.