Micronesia President Says United States is Beefing Up Military Capabilities

(AmericanProsperity.com) – The United States has been looking to expand military operations into the Federated States of Micronesia as it plans to push for an airport upgrade in the country.

President Wesley Simina said that FSM has been a key part of the US Indo-Pacific strategy which is aimed at countering Beijing. There is an agreement between the United States and the Federated States of Micronesia called the Compact of Free Association which gives Micronesia funding and support while the United States can utilize exclusive defense rights to the Pacific nation.

With this, the Cofa agreement was recently renewed and stated that the United States would pay out one hundred and forty million dollars to the FSM every year for the next twenty years as a part of the agreement.

The President, Siminia said, “The Federated States of Micronesia is open for US consideration for any kind of defense-related activities, including use of our lands and oceans.”

According to Pacific leaders, the United States is looking to expand to other states in the area as well as to plan other kinds of projects. Siminia has said that the United States is well advanced in their planning of the airport and that they would continue to conduct military exercises on the island.

Simina added, “We know they want to expand it. They want to install different infrastructure there to help support their military activities in Japan.”

The airport will help to allow larger planes to take off and land at the airport. It’s also important because there aren’t that many contingency airfields as potential U.S. defense sites in that region which would allow them to open their doors to United States defense.

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