Four experts told a House hearing on China’s growing seapower yesterday that no real strategy exists to deal with Beijing’s increasing assertiveness in the western Pacific, Chris Cavas reports. (Defense News)
Meanwhile, there’s a growing debate over framing next year’s update to the National Security Strategy, report Paul McCleary and John T. Bennett. (Defense News)
Jeffrey Hornung sees China’s ADIZ as a destabilizing attack on international norms. (National Interest)
“The Department is filled with able men who analyze their problems well but feel compelled always to bring them to me for final solution. I must have assistants who will solve their own problems and tell me later what they have done.” — Gen. George Marshall to Gen. Dwight Eisenhower
Contributed by Andy Strike, a public diplomacy officer at the State Department’s Foreign Press Center, responsible for U.S.-based foreign media relations with all parts of the Defense Department. From a list compiled by the Warlord Loop, a private email forum for national security experts.
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