19 ianuarie 2021

Fear of missing out?


Much of the attention around President-elect Joe Biden’s nomination of retired Gen. Lloyd Austin as secretary of defense has focused on civilian control of the military and the necessary congressional waiver for his confirmation. However, that is perhaps not the biggest challenge he’ll face, if confirmed. The tenure of the next defense secretary will begin with an enormous challenge: building a military capable of meeting threats from great powers like China and Russia, as well as spoilers like [...]