Lawmakers, analysts say Russia's Ukraine invasion won't lessen focus on Navy, China

By Aidan Quigley / March 3, 2022 at 11:26 AM
Russia's invasion of Ukraine has not changed the Defense Department's calculus that China is the nation's "pacing threat" and requires a high level of investment, lawmakers and analysts believe. In interviews with Inside Defense , lawmakers and analysts said the war in Ukraine will not lead the DOD to slow its shift in focus to the Pacific or invest less in the Navy as it moves to provide more funding and weapons to Europe. Rep. Rob Wittman (R-VA), the ranking...

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