Israel and Ukraine dominate Biden’s life. China gets its moment this week.

April 10, 2024

“There is a lot of progress in U.S. relations with key Asian states. But the fact is that the progress at the concrete level of the military balance is well behind what is needed to match China’s aweing military buildup,” said Elbridge Colby, a senior Pentagon official in the Trump administration. “The real risk here is substituting splashy leader statements and photo ops for the major military buildup we need to match China’s — and that is simply not happening.”


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.