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The Next National Defense Strategy
« on: December 02, 2020, 05:52:20 AM »

The Next National Defense Strategy
Benjamin Jensen and Nathan Packard
November 30, 2020

The Biden-Harris administration is inheriting a defense strategy undermined by a mix of Jacksonian populism manifest in President Donald Trump’s political base, and COVID-19, a once-in-a-hundred-years pandemic. Certainly, no plan survives first contact, but it is increasingly apparent that the U.S. defense strategy has neither altered Chinese foreign policy nor found a way to navigate polarizing domestic political divisions, racial tensions, and the economic dislocation brought on by trade wars and disease.

The question then is: What should come next? Which aspects of the 2018 National Defense Strategy should the Biden-Harris team retain and which should they adjust? How should the administration balance defense initiatives with the reality of a global pandemic and diminished American standing in a multipolar world?
C.S. Lewis: “I dread government in the name of science. That is how tyrannies come in.”

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