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News U.S. Unveils Plan to Counter China’s Rise From India to Taiwan

ManofOne

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The Trump administration declassified its strategy to ensure continued dominance over China, which focuses on accelerating India’s rise as a counterweight to Beijing and the ability to defend Taiwan against an attack.

National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien on Tuesday announced the publication of the document, titled “United States Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific.” Approved by President Donald Trump in February 2018, it provided the “overarching strategic guidance” for U.S. actions the past three years and was released to show the U.S. commitment to “keeping the Indo-Pacific region free and open long into the future,” O’Brien said in a statement.

“Beijing is increasingly pressuring Indo-Pacific nations to subordinate their freedom and sovereignty to a ‘common destiny’ envisioned by the Chinese Communist Party,” O’Brien said in an expanded statement. “The U.S. approach is different. We seek to ensure that our allies and partners – all who share the values and aspirations of a free and open Indo-Pacific -- can preserve and protect their sovereignty.”


Key highlights of the report include:

China​

  • Assumes China “aims to dissolve U.S. alliances and partnerships in the region. China will exploit vacuums and opportunities created by these diminished bonds.”
  • “China seeks to dominate cutting-edge technologies, including artificial intelligence and bio-genetics, and harness them in the service of authoritarianism. Chinese dominance in these technologies would pose profound challenges to free societies.”
  • “China will take increasingly assertive steps to compel unification with Taiwan.”
  • Act to “counter Chinese predatory economic practices that freeze out foreign competition, undermine U.S. economic competitiveness, and abet the Chinese Communist Party’s aspiration to dominate the 21st century economy.”
  • “Build an international consensus that China’s industrial policies and unfair trading practices are damaging the global trading system.”
  • “Work closely with allies and like-minded countries to prevent Chinese acquisition of military and strategic capabilities.”

India​

  • Desired outcome: “India’s preferred partner on security issues is the United States. The two cooperate to preserve maritime security and counter Chinese influence in South and Southeast Asia and other regions of mutual concern.”
  • “India remains preeminent in South Asia and takes the leading role in maintaining Indian Ocean security.”
  • “Accelerate India’s rise and capacity to serve as a net provider of security and Major Defense Partner; solidify an enduring strategic partnership with India underpinned by a strong Indian military.”
  • “Strengthen the capacity of emerging partners in South Asia, including the Maldives, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka, to contribute to a free and open order.”

Taiwan​

  • “Devise and implement a defense strategy capable of, but not limited to: (1) denying China sustained air and sea dominance inside the “first island chain” in a conflict; (2) defending the first-island-chain nations, including ·Taiwan; and (3) dominating all domains outside the first island-chain.”
  • “Enable Taiwan to develop an effective asymmetric defense strategy and capabilities that will help ensure its security, freedom from coercion, resilience, and ability to engage China on its own terms.”

North Korea:​

  • Objective: “Convince the Kim regime that the only path to its survival is to relinquish its nuclear weapons.”
  • “Maximize pressure on Pyongyang using economic, diplomatic, military, law enforcement, intelligence, and information tools to cripple North Korea’s weapons of mass destruction programs, choke off currency flows, weaken the regime, and set the conditions for negotiations aimed at reversing its nuclear and missile programs, ultimately achieving the complete, verifiable, and irreversible denuclearization of the Peninsula.”
  • “Do this by: (1) helping South Korea and Japan acquire advanced, conventional military capabilities; (2) drawing south Korea and Japan closer to one another.”

Southeast Asia​

  • Objective: “Promote and reinforce Southeast Asia and Asean’s central role in the region’s security architecture, and encourage it to speak with one voice on key issues.”
  • “Promote an integrated economic development·model in the Indo-Pacific that provides a credible alternative to One Belt One Road; create a task force on how best to use public-private partnerships.”

READ REPORT HERE : https://www.whitehouse.gov/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/IPS-Final-Declass.pdf
Article : - https://www.bloomberg.com/news/arti...ina-s-rise-from-india-to-taiwan?sref=Qbp5xjjH
 

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Look at a map with global shipping routes and you see how child's play it would be to destroy China.... if anyone actually ever wanted to rock the Global "boat".

"Aim to create a quadrilateral security frame work with India, Japan, Australia and the United States as the principle hubs". AKA BOX THEM IN!



 
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infinitys_7th

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Unveiling this a week before one of the most comprised men in America can overturn it all?

I'm starting to hate Trump. Jesus Christ, this should have been making the rounds when the Biden laptop was out
 
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Amiga

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Ambitious, but a tall order to get all this done in under one week. After that it will be the US+Europe+China vs India.
 
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Unveiling this a week before one of the most comprised men in America can overturn it all?

I'm starting to hate Trump. Jesus Christ, this should have been making the rounds when the Biden laptop was out

Really just shows how full of shit he was. Only doing the hard work now that it's going to be someone else's problem. Oh well.
 
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infinitys_7th

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Really just shows how full of shit he was. Only doing the hard work now that it's going to be someone else's problem. Oh well.

This broad strategy has been worked on/being developed since 2018, from some context in the article - why wasn't it out when it would have been useful?

I think the problem is less the work put in and more bad communication strategy. This is the sort of thing you mention in debates, especially when Biden was whining about our worthless "allies" in Europe being mad at Trump. This strat takes real allies.

Trump probably got told that it would spook the market if he mentioned basically pinning in China.
 
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Unveiling this a week before one of the most comprised men in America can overturn it all?

I'm starting to hate Trump. Jesus Christ, this should have been making the rounds when the Biden laptop was out


Wouldn't make a difference. It'd just be buried under all the anti trump propaganda. Just like the Hunter Biden stuff was ignored as well lol.
 
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Look at a map with global shipping routes and you see how child's play it would be to destroy China.... if anyone actually ever wanted to rock the Global "boat".

"Aim to create a quadrilateral security frame work with India, Japan, Australia and the United States as the principle hubs". AKA BOX THEM IN!




Peter Z has definitely got it right, IMO.
 
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BadBurger

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This is a pretty good plan. The Biden administration should partner with Taiwan, Japan and South Korea. They are our natural allies.

We're already fast allies with Japan and South Korea. I was under the impression, however, that South Korea and Japan aren't the best of friends, and everyone in the South Pacific fears the idea of a re-militarized Japan.

As to the White House's strategy, I wonder why they wanted to partner with India to work on maritime security in the South Pacific when one of our largest allies, Australia, is already there.