January 23, 2018

US National Defence Strategy signals key shift back to competition with great powers

Featuring Patrick M. Cronin

Source: The Straits Times

Journalist Nirmal Ghosh

The United States' National Defence Strategy (NDS) provides a large part of the jigsaw of America's foreign policy under President Donald Trump - and marks a key strategic shift in policy.

The NDS signals a significant shift back to big power competition, even as terrorism, and ongoing conflicts and crises, continue to demand attention and resources.

A second part of the jigsaw will follow next month in the form of the military budget, which will indicate how the NDS will be implemented. That will be followed by the Nuclear Posture Review (NPR), which will reportedly call for enhanced deterrence.

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  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...