U.S. Military Strategy and China
Date & Time
Tuesday, June 22, 2021, 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Rachel Esplin Odell T. X. Hammes Eugene Gholz
The People’s Republic of China appears set to be the main security challenger to the United States in our lifetimes. It has a massive population, an increasingly advanced economy, and growing friction with the United States. It also has an ever-more-capable military, leading to fears that it may be able to deny U.S. forces access to key areas of the Western Pacific in a conflict. U.S. naval strategists have struggled to envision a force structure and posture that can meet that challenge – but what if we’re looking at the problem wrong in the first place? Three proponents of major shifts in our military strategy vis a vis China will articulate their views on how to secure U.S. interests in the new East Asian situation.