Joe Biden creates Pentagon task force on China
Joe Biden has created a Pentagon task force to help craft a comprehensive China policy that will examine everything from the deployment of US forces around the world to relations with the Chinese military.
The US president announced the formation of the working group during a visit to the Pentagon on Wednesday. The task force, which will include uniformed officers and civilians, will produce recommendations within four months. It will be led by Ely Ratner, a China expert and Pentagon official.
Biden said the task force would “work quickly . . . so that we can chart a strong path forward on China”.
“It will require a whole-of-government effort, bipartisan co-operation with Congress and strong alliances and partnerships,” Biden added. “That’s how we’ll meet the China challenge and ensure the American people win the competition in the future.”