Tuesday, January 12, 2021

Recently Declassified U.S. Report Lays Out U.S. Indo-Pacific Strategy

Newly declassified report lays out U.S. strategy in Asia 

The Trump administration has declassified a report which lays out its Indo-Pacific strategy, including “accelerating India’s rise,” blocking China from establishing “illiberal spheres of influence,” and maintaining “U.S. strategic primacy” in the region, according to a copy viewed by Axios. 

Why it matters: The strategy laid out in the ten-page report, written in early 2018, has guided the U.S. approach to China, India, North Korea and other nations in the Indo-Pacific region for the past three years. Its release sheds light on the geopolitical and security challenges soon to be inherited by the Biden administration. 

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WNU Editor: No surprises in this new report. But still an interesting read.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

There are benefits to keep it secret.

It was decided there were policy reasons to share this report, so it can be compared and contrasted to Beijing Biden's policies. If Biden is seen as weak and things are going badly, the MSM could criticize the Democrats. Tepidly at first of course.