Trump taps top admiral as Australia ambassador


Washington:President Donald Trump on Friday nominated Harry Harris, America's top commander in Asia, as US ambassador to Australia.
Admiral Harris is currently head of US Pacific Command, and one of the most high profile Asian-Americans in the US military.

In a statement, the White House praised Harris as "a highly decorated, combat-proven naval officer with extensive knowledge, leadership and geo-political expertise in the Indo-Pacific region."

Born to an American father and Japanese mother, Harris has been a vocal critic of China's military build-up in the South China Sea .APP/AFP

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