Goodbye, Asia-Pacific! Hello, Indo-Pacific?
That's right, the old "Asia-Pacific" label is so last decade, guys. It's time to start calling that part of the globe the "Indo-Pacific." Who cares if it's geographically nonsensical? America's military planners and their think tank lackeys are starting to change their nomenclature, and you should too!
The term entered the vernacular last year when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson used it in his "Remarks on 'Defining Our Relationship With India for the Next Century.'" It was immediately parroted by all the usual propaganda outlets, including the mouthpiece of the globalist establishment, CFR.org.
So why bother? What was wrong with "Asia-Pacific" as a descriptor, and why now the shift to "Indo-Pacific?" When questioned about the change in terminology during Trump's Asia tour last year, a White House official told India's Economic Times that the phrase "captures the importance of India's rise."