Top DOD official focused on China sees 2023 as 'most transformative year' for U.S. force posture

By Tony Bertuca / December 8, 2022 at 4:46 PM
A senior Pentagon policy official charged with helping oversee the Defense Department's response to China's military buildup said today that 2023 will be "the most transformative year" in a generation for U.S. force posture in the Asia-Pacific region. Ely Ratner, assistant secretary of defense for Indo-Pacific security affairs, said the U.S. government is planning several key announcements and initiatives in 2023 that will build on DOD’s work with Australia, the Philippines and other allies. “In my view, 2023 is likely...

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