“‘You face a two-front war where we don’t have a two-front military,’ said Elbridge Colby, a former deputy assistant secretary of defense during the Trump administration. ‘If NATO is expecting U.S. forces to bail it out simultaneously with a fight over Taiwan, we can’t do them both. We don’t have the assets. That can create huge problems for us…’

“‘We have to start thinking about how they also generate synergy in ways that amplify the challenge that both countries pose,’ said Andrea Kendall-Taylor, director of the Transatlantic Security Program at the Center for a New American Security…”

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