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THE IMPERATIVEProtecting vital American interests                                            The Asia-Pacific is home     ...
THE CHALLENGEChina’s military build-up60+ submarines, thousands of missiles, 2.3 millionmilitary personnel, modernizing nu...
THE CHALLENGENorth Korean provocationTwo nuclear tests, three long-range missilelaunches, two unprovoked attacks on South ...
THE CHALLENGEUS is reducing its defense budget$487 billion in cuts over 10 years plus an additional$500-600 billion in cut...
RECOMMENDATIONS                  Enhance U.S. presence                  in the Asia-Pacific                  Force Beijing...
INNOVATIONS    INNOVATIONS     Four areas for U.S. strategic advantageINTELLIGENCE                                    DETE...
LEARN MORE ABOUT RESPONDING TO A RISING CHINA                  www.aei.org
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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US Military Strategy in the Face of a Rising China

  1. 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. 2. THE CHALLENGEChina’s military build-up60+ submarines, thousands of missiles, 2.3 millionmilitary personnel, modernizing nuclear force
  3. 3. THE CHALLENGENorth Korean provocationTwo nuclear tests, three long-range missilelaunches, two unprovoked attacks on South Koreasince 2006
  4. 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. 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. 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. 7. LEARN MORE ABOUT RESPONDING TO A RISING CHINA www.aei.org

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