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US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China
US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China
US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China
US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China
US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China
US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China
US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China
US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China
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US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China

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  • 1. THE IMPERATIVEProtecting vital American interests The Asia-Pacific is home to five of America’s treaty allies, all of which are democracies. Over 1.6 million American nationals live in Hawaii and six U.S. territories in the Western Pacific.
  • 2. THE CHALLENGEChina’s military build-up60+ submarines, thousands of missiles, 2.3 millionmilitary personnel, modernizing nuclear force
  • 3. THE CHALLENGENorth Korean provocationTwo nuclear tests, three long-range missilelaunches, two unprovoked attacks on South Koreasince 2006
  • 4. THE CHALLENGEUS is reducing its defense budget$487 billion in cuts over 10 years plus an additional$500-600 billion in cuts if the Budget Control Act isnot amended
  • 5. RECOMMENDATIONS Enhance U.S. presence in the Asia-Pacific Force Beijing to invest in expensive defenses Convince China that it cannot win a quick regional war
  • 6. INNOVATIONS INNOVATIONS Four areas for U.S. strategic advantageINTELLIGENCE DETERRENCE Establish an intelligence, surveillance, and Rebalance the U.S. nuclear posture to contendreconnaissance network in the Asia-Pacific with Asian nuclear expansionUNDERSEA ALLIANCE BASING Ensure a comparative advantage in submarine Expand U.S. basing options to provide more accesstechnology and operations to more places for U.S. forces
  • 7. LEARN MORE ABOUT RESPONDING TO A RISING CHINA www.aei.org

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