Global pandemic threatens to hobble National Defense Strategy

By Tony Bertuca / April 13, 2020 at 5:00 AM
At the beginning of the year, before the acceleration of the COVID-19 pandemic radically altered American society, Defense Secretary Mark Esper said one of his goals for 2020 was to position the Pentagon for the " irreversible implementation " of the National Defense Strategy and its new focus on great power competition with China and Russia. But Washington insiders from Capitol Hill to the Pentagon are worried that Esper's goal might be irreversibly damaged by the coronavirus outbreak and the...

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