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 Is the Pentagon Truly Committed to the National Defense Strategy?
A 2016 photo of a 3rd Infantry Division tank at the 7th Army Joint Multinational Training Command's Grafenwoehr Training Area, Grafenwoehr, Germany.

    By Elbridge Colby Read bio
    James Miller Read bio

March 12, 2019



Various warning signs say "no." The 2020 budget will tell. Congress must scrutinize it carefully.

As Senate and House committees examine the Trump administration’s proposed defense budget for fiscal 2020 — it totales three-quarters of a trillion dollars — the first and most important question they should ask is: Does this budget decisively improve the U.S. posture for great-power competition with China and Russia?

The 2018 National Defense Strategy developed under the leadership of Secretary James Mattis made clear the need to prioritize major improvements in the U.S. ability to deter Chinese or Russian aggression. In particular, it aimed our armed forces at defeating Chinese and Russian theories of victory, especially any efforts to rapidly create a fait accompli — for example, a Chinese invasion of Taiwan or a Russian invasion of the Baltics—which would likely be the most stressing armed aggression Beijing or Moscow might attempt.

https://www.defenseone.com/ideas/2019/03/how-committed-pentagon-national-defense-strategy/155502/?oref=d-mostread
« Last Edit: March 14, 2019, 06:36:22 AM by rangerrebew »
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