Tag: Bridge Colby

Bridge Colby quoted in The New York Times article, “U.S. Tries to Bolster Taiwan’s Status, Short of Recognizing Sovereignty”

“‘Taiwan is the most important thing from a military and credibility point of view,’ said Elbridge A. Colby, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development. Mr. Colby wrote the Trump administration’s national defense strategy, which emphasizes competition with China and Russia… “‘We need to change …

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Bridge Colby quoted in The New York Times article, “As Virus Toll Preoccupies U.S., Rivals Test Limits of American Power”

“‘I think what Beijing is pursuing — and it’s a rational interest — is hegemonic authority over Asia,’ said Elbridge Colby, the former Pentagon official who was the main writer of the Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy, which focuses on how the American military should reshape itself for great-power competition …

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Bridge Colby writes with A. Wess Mitchell in the Wall Street Journal: “Containing China Will Be Complicated”

“The Covid-19 pandemic has convinced many that the U.S. must fundamentally change its policy toward China. Shifting course is necessary, but it won’t be achieved with a few policy tweaks. That’s because the pandemic’s political and economic effects are bringing about a more assertive Chinese grand strategy. “Beijing has steered …

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Bridge Colby quoted in Nikkei article, “China-Russia Alliance On Horizon as Nuclear Arms Treaties Crumble”

“These concerns translated into action when the U.S. withdrew from the INF Treaty last August. While Washington blamed alleged violations by Moscow, the primary motive was to counter potential threats from Beijing, according to Elbridge Colby, a former senior Pentagon official who helped author the Trump administration’s National Defense Strategy. …

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Bridge Colby interviewed in The Asahi Shimbun, “U.S. Needs ‘Denial Defense’ to Thwart Chinese Action in Taiwan”

“Elbridge Colby, former U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy and Force Development, recently spoke with The Asahi Shimbun about China’s military ambitions, particularly over Taiwan, and what he believes neighboring countries, including Japan, should do to prepare for such security threats…” Read the full transcript here: Full Transcript

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