National Defense Strategy: Pentagon preparing for war with Russia and China but is not resourced for both

The newly released National Defense Strategy envisions refocusing the armed forces away from fighting low-intensity, lightly-armed insurgents and towards near-peer great powers with a focus on Russia and China. However, the Pentagon’s most senior military officers are not sure that Congress can or will adequately resource for both. For one, Gen. Paul Selva, vice chairman of [...]


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Jon E. Dougherty is a political, foreign policy and national security analyst and reporter with nearly 30 years of experience in both fields. A U.S. Army veteran of Operation Enduring Freedom, he holds BA in Political Science from Ashford University and an MA in National Security Studies/Intelligence Analysis from American Military University.