“During the first decade of the 21st century, the U.S. defense department prioritized counterterrorism and counterinsurgency measures the Middle East and across the globe. A major shift in strategy began slowly but surely in 2012, driven partly by China’s more aggressive behavior and new military capabilities, including cyber and electronic weapons and precision missiles developed specifically to exploit US vulnerabilities.

“Despite this shift in strategy, experts suggest that the Pentagon has not made the changes necessary to meet the threats posed by a stronger and more aggressive China.

“In this episode, we will discuss what reforms are most important for the pentagon to undertake to prevent U.S. decline in this new era of great power competition and how these changes will be applicable in key geopolitical regions including the Indo-Pacific. Joining us today is Michèle Flournoy…”

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