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Pacific Admiral ‘Great Wall Of Sand’ Harris To Step Down Next Year

U.S. Admiral Harry Harris is expected to step down next year. U.S. officials made the announcement on Friday, leaving President Donald Trump to fill a key post closely watched by China. Harris is known for his combative views on Beijing’s South China Sea expansion. Harris was appointed by President Barack Obama. Sources familiar with the matter told Reuters he could end his term as head of Pacific Command after three years in May. Harris upset China two years ago by dubbing its South China Sea island building as a “great wall of sand.” The Admiral reports to President Trump through Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. The appointment of his successor will be closely watched by Washington’s allies in Asia.



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