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New US defence strategy promises big ticket investments

19th January 2018 - 15:00 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington, DC


The Pentagon’s new National Defence Strategy (NDS) has outlined preparations for a conflict with strategic competitors Russia and China, while the Pentagon says it is ready to step up investments on big ticket items.

US military leaders on 19 January officially unveiled the unclassified version of the 2018 NDS - a document designed to articulate how the Pentagon will carry out the president’s agenda. Previous versions had been called the Quadrennial Defence Review. 

In the Trump administration’s first such plan, the Pentagon said it is shifting its focus away from terrorism in order to prepare for a bigger conflict

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Ashley Roque


Ashley Roque

Ashley Roque joined Shephard Media in January 2018 as its North American Editor, based in …

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