U.S. needs nimbler Asia posture to blunt China’s punch: study

June 22, 2022

Recent arguments for countering China through “denial” have been spearheaded by Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force planning and the lead architect of the Trump administration’s 2018 National Defense Strategy. In his book “Strategy of Denial,” Colby argues that the U.S. must defend Taiwan, despite the lack of a formal defense treaty, because failure to do so will allow China to dominate Asia, both because it will signal that the U.S. cannot be relied on and because of the island’s military significance.

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Elbridge Colby is co-founder and principal of The Marathon Initiative, a policy initiative focused on developing strategies to prepare the United States for an era of sustained great power competition.