In Asia, Pentagon chief Austin seeks to reassure allies and cool China tensions

May 29, 2024
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“I think at this point, it’s essentially undeniable that we’re not as focused on Asia as we need to be,” said Elbridge Colby, a former senior Pentagon official during the Trump administration. “It’s not about our current performance versus our past performance … it’s very clear that we are not keeping pace with China’s ongoing military buildup.”


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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.