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Should the US reassess its defence strategy?

13th May 2022 - 12:30 GMT | by Flavia Camargos Pereira in Kansas City


Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic is part of the US nuclear arsenal (Photo: USAF)

Even though the US has a powerful arsenal and an extensive defence budget, it has been unable to prevent the actions of Russian President Vladimir Putin and has failed to deter China’s growing territorial and maritime ambitions.

The current geopolitical scenario, with the Russian invasion of Ukraine allied to Chinese territorial and maritime ambitions, raises questions about US defence strategies and the need to reassess some of them.

Defence experts pointed out in a recent webinar hosted by the Brookings Institution that, even having a powerful arsenal and expressive defence budget in addition to very well-equipped and trained armed forces, the US could not prevent the actions of President Vladimir Putin and seems also to be unable to stop China from projecting power and influence into the South China Sea and the wider Pacific.

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Flavia Camargos Pereira


Flavia Camargos Pereira

Flavia Camargos Pereira is a land reporter at Shephard Media. She joined the company in …

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