US President Joe Biden has announced the launch of a new China task force that will provide recommendations on military strategy to the Department of Defense, DoD to counter growing challenges posed by Beijing.
Delivering speech at the Pentagon, President Biden said, the task force will work quickly, drawing on civilian and military experts across the department. It will need a whole government effort, strong alliances, partnerships, and bipartisan cooperation in Congress. He said, the task force will provide recommendations to Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on key priorities and decision points to facilitate a strong path forward on China-related matters.
WHY A SEPARATE TASK FORCE?
Mr. Biden said, the US needs to meet the growing challenges posed by China to keep peace and defend its interests in the Indo-Pacific and globally. He said, the new panel will look at strategy and operational concepts, technology, and force posture. The US needs to take on opportunities and dangers of the emerging technologies, needs to enhance its capabilities in cyberspace.