Mattis' new strategy emphasizes modernization and capability over military size

By Tony Bertuca / January 19, 2018 at 4:38 PM
The new National Defense Strategy emphasizes military capability over capacity, increasing the Pentagon's focus on new investments in high-end technologies aimed at "great power competition" with China and Russia, according to Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. "I believe, at this time . . . emphasizing the capabilities that the force brings is probably the predominant effort that you've got to make," he said during a Jan. 19 roll-out event at the Johns Hopkins University's School of Advanced International Studies, noting the...

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