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June 10, 2021

If China Is the No. 1 Threat, Why Doesn’t the 2022 Budget Reflect It?

Featuring Stacie Pettyjohn

Source: Defense One

Journalist Tara Copp

For the last decade, combatant commanders for the Middle East and Asia-Pacific have found themselves competing for warships, aircraft, and surveillance assets. Decisions often favored U.S. Central Command and its need to counter Iranian-backed militias, the Taliban, ISIS, and a proliferating roster of insurgent groups.

This budget year was supposed to mark the turning point.

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  • Stacie Pettyjohn

    Senior Fellow and Director, Defense Program

    Stacie Pettyjohn is a Senior Fellow and Director of the Defense Program at CNAS. Her areas of expertise include defense strategy, posture, force planning, the defense budget, ...