A 155 mm artillery strike on Biden’s defense trade-offs delusion

October 19, 2023

Elbridge Colby and Alex Velez-Green have repeatedly emphasized this point. I disagree with them on some of the weapons trade-offs for Ukraine and Taiwan. But their basic point is well made and now proven true: National security wants are infinite, and national security needs are finite (there’s also a lesson for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky’s ego here).

Washington Examiner

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.