“…It’s not clear yet, though, where the current buildup leaves the Defense Department’s longer-term objectives to focus on great-power competition. ‘China is a much much more significant military challenge than Iran,’ Elbridge Colby, a former defense official and one of the architects of the National Defense Strategy, told me. ‘We absolutely must focus on China and to a lesser extent Russia, and figure out ways to deal with Iran in a more economical fashion. Some of the ideas being floated seem totally inconsistent with that.'”

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