Michèle Flournoy quoted in Voice of America article, “South China Sea Tensions Rise as Militaries Conduct Regional Drills”

Michèle Flournoy quoted in Voice of America article, “South China Sea Tensions Rise as Militaries Conduct Regional Drills”

“At a recent hearing at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Committee, former Under Secretary of Defense for Policy Michèle Flournoy told lawmakers she’s concerned that China would be more risk-prone as its Navy continues to grow.

“‘I think China views the United States in a period of inevitable decline and withdrawal from the world,” Flournoy said. ‘I think they risk underestimating the resolve, which can be provoked by the crisis…'”

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