December 03, 2023

U.S. to deploy new ground-based missiles to Indo-Pacific in 2024

Source: Nikkei Asia

Journalists: Ken Moriyasu, Ryo Nakamura

Jacob Stokes, senior fellow at the Center for a New American Security, cautioned that air, sea, space and cyber domains would be more important than land-based assets in a contingency over Taiwan and the South China Sea. “That is because of the primarily maritime geography of the areas in question,” Stokes said. “Land forces could play a useful role as part of the joint force, especially by operating land-based missiles and missile defenses, but the relative value of U.S. land forces in the East Asian context is not equal to forces focused on other domains.”

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Authors

  • Jacob Stokes

    Senior Fellow, Indo-Pacific Security Program

    Jacob Stokes is a Senior Fellow for the Indo-Pacific Security Program at CNAS, where his work focuses on U.S.-China relations, Chinese foreign and military policy, East Asian ...