India presents China a two-front problem, U.S. Navy chief suggests

August 27, 2022

“What the United States and Japan need India to do is to be as strong as possible in South Asia and effectively draw Chinese attention so that they have a major second-front problem,” said Colby, the principal author of the 2018 National Defense Strategy under former President Donald Trump. India, in the meantime, draws the same benefit from China’s difficulties in facing a strong U.S.-Japan alliance around Taiwan, he said.

Nikkei Asia

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.