Elbridge Colby Archives

September 27, 2021

Yale’s Jackson Institute for Global Affairs | A Path Forward for U.S. Defense Strategy

Yale University | During the discussion, moderated by ISS director Arne Westad, Colby emphasized that strategy is not a master plan but a framework to make decisions amidst uncertainty and scarcity......

September 27, 2021

‘The Next Revolution’ – Elbridge Colby: China is After World Domination

FOX News | China's quest to take Taiwan is a stepping stone to their interests in world domination, foreign policy expert Elbridge Colby said on 'The Next Revolution.'......

September 27, 2021

Top Defense Expert Warns China ‘Likely To Go For An Invasion’ Of Taiwan, Reveals What U.S. Must Do

Yale University | Elbridge Colby, former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, warned during an interview on Sunday night that China is likely to try to invade Taiwan and that the U.S. must be prepared to use military force to counter an attack.......

September 26, 2021

Column: A new military alliance, a summit meeting: The U.S.-China face-off is looking like the Cold War

Los Angeles Times | The standard view in Asia is that Taiwan is the canary in the coal mine,” said Elbridge Colby, a former Pentagon official whose new book, “The Strategy of Denial,” focuses on the U.S.-China confrontation.....

September 24, 2021

Why Colby’s strategy of denial is aggression packaged as ‘management’

Responsible Statecraft | Elbridge Colby’s “The Strategy of Denial” is a carefully argued, methodical book, but a key part of its thesis would commit the United States to overextension in East Asia that would be dangerous for U.S. and allied interests......

September 23, 2021

Grounded with Jim Banks – Elbridge Colby

Grounded with Jim Banks | Author Elbridge Colby joins “Grounded with Jim Banks” this week to discuss his newly released book “The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict,” which lays out a military strategy to prevent Chinese hegemony in Asia. .....

September 22, 2021

Senator Marco Rubio: How to Use America’s New Peace Dividend

The American Conservative | While the Chinese Communist Party has been on a shipbuilding spree, the United States is stagnant. We cannot successfully refocus on the Indo-Pacific region, protect our critical trade routes, and discourage Beijing’s aggression if our Navy cannot project power or maintain order in critical areas......

September 21, 2021

Australia’s Submarines Make Waves in Asia Long Before They Go to Sea

The New York Times | “If you’re China, this also makes you think, ‘Well, I better get ahead of this,’” said Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Trump administration.....

September 20, 2021

Former U.S. Defense Official on the AUUKUS Pact

CNBC | “If it had to be this way, it had to be this way, with all due respect to our French allies” Former Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development Elbridge Colby tells CNBC on the AUUKUS Pact....

September 19, 2021

‘The Strategy of Denial’ Review: Taiwan as Pawn

The Wall Street Journal | In his rigorously argued and compelling book “The Strategy of Denial,” Elbridge Colby focuses on the military element of China’s ambitions....