DOD advances $27 billion, five-year package to deter China; $50 billion gap with INDOPACOM

By Jason Sherman / April 19, 2022 at 12:46 PM
The Pentagon is advancing a five-year, $27 billion package of capabilities tailored to deter China, a stark variance with U.S. Indo-Pacific Command's assertion that $76 billion is needed over the same period -- a nearly $50 billion difference -- to strengthen regional deterrence, particularly west of the International Date Line. The Defense Department's fiscal year 2023 budget marks the first time an administration has outlined future year spending projections for the Pacific Deterrence Initiative -- targeted investments that enhance U.S...

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