The Right Coast

Editor: Thomas A. Smith
University of San Diego
School of Law

Sunday, January 6, 2019

New Pentagon Chief Shanahan Urges Focus on China 'Great Power Competition'

The meeting, attended by the secretaries and undersecretaries of the military services and other top officials, is a routine gathering that the defense secretary conducts twice a week. According to a DoD official, Shanahan told attendees to focus on the national defense strategy and to "keep this effort moving forward." He also told them to "remember China, China, China."



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