Defense Policy Board to discuss China strategy, space deterrence

By John Liang / October 2, 2020 at 4:17 PM

The Defense Policy Board will meet next week to discuss a "long-term China strategy" and "deterrence in space," according to a notice in today's Federal Register.

During the Oct. 6-7 meeting, the DPB "will have classified discussions on the development of a long-term China strategy and to review the [National Defense Authorization Act]-mandated study on 'Deterrence in Space,'" the notice reads.

"Topics and speakers include (1) an intel community briefing from the CIA; (2) a China operations briefing from select experts; (3) a briefing on the broader strategic challenges from select experts; (4) a competitive strategy discussion by the Office of Net Assessment; (5) Policy perspectives from the Acting Assistant Secretary of Defense for Indo-Pacific Security Affairs and the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities; and (6) a review of the NDAA 'Deterrence in Space' study," the notice adds.