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Recent technological breakthroughs from the Chinese military, aggressive posturing from Russia in the Indo-Pacific region, and a fresh round of missile tests from North Korea have top American military brass and other world leaders concerned. But amid these alarming developments, Biden and his national security team have failed to invest in the technology and strategies to counter the threat.
At a House Armed Services Committee hearing late last month, Admiral John Aquilino, Commander of the U.S. Indo-Pacific Command, briefed members that the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) had ordered the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) to prepare to go to war with the United States and its allies in the Pacific by 2027. “This decade presents a period of increased risk,” the admiral warned, emphasizing that deterrence required immediate and sustained investment in both military assets and …
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