June 01, 2023

China’s Missile Threat Drives New U.S. Approach in Asia

Source: The Wall Street Journal

Journalist: Alastair Gale

By dispersing weaponry, troops and command posts among smaller outposts such as Lal-lo, the U.S. hopes to make it harder for Beijing to strike a decisive blow by crippling any single military facility.

“The threat to fixed bases from the People’s Liberation Army Rocket Force, given its extraordinary growth in capabilities in the last few years, is front and center,” said Thomas Shugart, a senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, a Washington, D.C. think tank.

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Authors

  • Tom Shugart

    Adjunct Senior Fellow, Defense Program

    Tom Shugart is an Adjunct Senior Fellow with the Defense Program at the Center for a New American Security. His research focuses on undersea warfare and maritime competition, ...