On Wednesday, Lloyd Austin, US Defense Secretary, launched a ministry-wide effort to more effectively address China as the ‘pacing challenge’ for the United States military.
While some primary steps remain unrevealed, Defense officials would force correspondents to prioritize race with China and naturally pay attention to challenges in the Indo-Pacific zone. Mr. Austin stated that it was a determination to prepare a new organizational structure for the company.
A Defense expert at the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD), Bradley Bowman, told reporters that everything the US Defense Department does to ‘more incredible focus’ on resource procurement of China and strategy is well. He said, however, the department’s efforts were to the Indo-Pacific Army, “that you need a commander.”
John Kirby, Pentagon Press Secretary, said that it is a valuation of how the Defense Department’s actions with respect to genuinely treating China as the top pacing challenge, and the task force found some gaps, some things that department could be performing better.
On Wednesday, a defense official told media that the effort isn’t a change of direction or totally new strategy from where the Joe Biden government has been so far.
The Defense official said that this order from the secretary is eventually about getting the Department’s house in order, confirming that the department lives up to the stated China’s prioritizing as the top pacing challenge.
The ambition is centered on the Pentagon’s China Task Force, set in February 2021 to assess the ministry’s China-related policies and top primacies.
According to authorities, the group looked over several thousands of document pages, interviewed former and current Defense officials, and consulted with United States Congress and several other government agencies.
American officials have consistently expressed worries about the likelihood of manipulating Chinese industrial espionage, its bio-medical information theft, and 5G mobile networks.
Furthermore, Bowman said that unfortunately, in the budget proposal he made earlier, a short while back, much of what the United States Indo-Pacific Command needed was either underfunded or absent.