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Defence Notes

PREMIUM OPINION: A welcome but belated US response to the ‘China threat’

19th March 2021 - 09:31 GMT | by The Geobukseon in Indo-Pacific

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'Strategic competition' is the name of the game in the Asia-Pacific region, as China throws its considerable weight around.

Who remembers the days of Barack Obama’s presidency, when the watchword was engagement with China? At that time, military leaders could not say anything that diverged from the official – or State Department – line, about mounting concern surrounding the inexorable growth of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA).

Oh, how ...

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