Bridge Colby quoted in The Atlantic article, “Trump Might Not Want War, but the Military Is Steering His Iran Policy”

Bridge Colby quoted in The Atlantic article, “Trump Might Not Want War, but the Military Is Steering His Iran Policy”

“…It’s not clear yet, though, where the current buildup leaves the Defense Department’s longer-term objectives to focus on great-power competition. ‘China is a much much more significant military challenge than Iran,’ Elbridge Colby, a former defense official and one of the architects of the National Defense Strategy, told me. ‘We absolutely must focus on China and to a lesser extent Russia, and figure out ways to deal with Iran in a more economical fashion. Some of the ideas being floated seem totally inconsistent with that.'”

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