Elbridge Colby thinks the US military is dramatically unprepared to defend our interests in Asia

April 1, 2024

Among those sounding the alarm over the U.S.’s preparedness for military conflict in Asia is Elbridge Colby, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development and co-founder of the Marathon Initiative, a think-tank that develops strategies to prepare the U.S. for great power competition. A rising star and intellectual leader in Republican foreign policy, Colby’s 2021 book The Strategy of Denial: American Defense in an Age of Great Power Conflict was listed by the Wall Street Journal as one of the top 10 books of the year. The Washington Examiner recently sat down with Colby for an exclusive interview.

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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.