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September 30, 2020

How to Trim the Defense Budget Without Harming U.S. Security

Foreign Policy | As the COVID-19 pandemic drags on and its economic toll grows, politicians and observers on both sides of the U.S. political divide have called for cuts to the national security budget in order to free up funds for more pressing items...

September 24, 2020

Expert Panel Tells Lawmakers U.S. Needs to Do More to Counter Chinese Pacific Expansion

USNI News | EPalau’s recent offer to permit the United States to build bases and airfields could provide a model for Washington to use to counter China’s territorial claims in the Pacific, a senior security expert told the House Armed Services Committee on Wednesday....

September 23, 2020

“Korean neutrality between the US and China… What really energized China”

VOAKorea | A former U.S. Department of Defense official warned that if South Korea takes neutrality between the US and China, which are in a battle for supremacy, it will in fact lean towards China, and if it tries to walk the so-called tightrope, it will be dangerous...

September 23, 2020

“Neutrality between the US and China is on the side of China” … US former official warns of Korean tightrope

Naver | A former U.S. Department of Defense official warned, "Korea is on a dangerous tightrope between the United States and China," and warned that "taking a neutral position is actually on the side of China."....

September 23, 2020

Full Committee Hearing: “The Role of Allies and Partners in U.S. Military Strategy and Operations”

House Armed Services Committee | Full Committee Hearing: “The Role of Allies and Partners in U.S. Military Strategy and Operations”, Wednesday, September 23, 2020, (12:00 PM ET – CVC & Cisco Webex – Open)...

September 23, 2020

Former senior US official “If Korea takes neutrality between the US and China, it will be interpreted as being energized by China”

ZeitenwendeWendezeiten | If South Korea takes neutrality between the United States and China, it would in fact be interpreted as being on the Chinese side, a former senior U.S. Department of Defense official said. Analysis has also been raised that South Korea is choosing a strategic ambiguity between the United States and China. Reporter Kim Young-gyo reports.....

September 6, 2020

Elbridge Colby on China’s Expanding Military Influence

C-SPAN | Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense in the Trump administration, talked about the new Pentagon...

September 4, 2020

The Ideology Delusion America’s Competition With China Is Not About Doctrine

Foreign Affairs | Bipartisanship is exotic these days in the United States, but the two parties do share something: a deep concern about China. Asked....

September 1, 2020

Europe belongs on Washington’s Side

Internationale Politik | A new reality is forcing US foreign policy to make fundamental changes...