Pentagon’s ‘Indo-Pacific Strategy Report’ Makes Another Call To ‘Win’ over China
June 6, 2019 (EIRNS)—The Pentagon released on June 1 an “Indo-Pacific Strategy Report: Preparedness, Partnerships, and Promoting a Networked Region,” premised on confrontation between the United States and Russia and China, combined. Leaving nothing to the imagination, page 1 of the report is a message from Acting Secretary of Defense Patrick Shanahan, stating the following:
“Inter-state strategic competition, defined by geopolitical rivalry between free and repressive world order visions, is the primary concern for U.S. national security. In particular, the People’s Republic of China, under the leadership of the Chinese Communist Party, seeks to reorder the region to its advantage by leveraging military modernization, influence operations, and predatory economics to coerce other nations.
“In contrast, the Department of Defense supports choices that promote long-term peace and prosperity for all in the Indo-Pacific. We will not accept policies or actions that threaten or undermine the rules-based international order—an order that benefits all nations. We are committed to defending and enhancing these shared values.
“The National Security Strategy and the National Defense Strategy articulate our vision to compete, deter, and win in this environment.”
Three relevant chapter-titles are:
2.1. The People’s Republic of China as a Revisionist Power
2.2. Russia as a Revitalized Malign Actor
2.3. The Democratic People’s Republic of Korea as a Rogue State
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