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Will the budget prepare the US Navy for a war with China?

2nd February 2018 - 15:48 GMT | by Ashley Roque in Washington DC


With an eye on conventional warfare with China and Russia, Pentagon leaders say they are preparing for a maritime fight. But questions loom as to whether the administration’s forthcoming budget request and 30-year shipbuilding plan will provide enough funds and guidance for the US Navy to prepare for contingencies with these nations.

In January, the Pentagon released its National Defence Strategy (NDS) and announced that it is shifting its focus away from terrorism in order to prepare for a bigger conflict and ‘inter-state competition’ with China and Russia.

The focus on the two nations will be a driving force for

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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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