Biden announces creation of Defense Department China task force
President Biden, in remarks at his first visit to the Pentagon as commander-in-chief, announced the creation of a China Task Force to assess Defense Department strategies to meet the challenges posed by China.
The task force, which will be led by Special Assistant to the Secretary of Defense Dr. Ely Ratner, will include up to 15 civilian and uniformed Defense Department employees. It will review strategy, operational concepts, technology and force structure, as well as defense relations with China.
“It will require a whole of government effort, bipartisan cooperation in Congress and strong relations and partnerships,” Biden said. “That’s how we’ll meet the China challenge and ensure the American people win the competition of the future.”
The task force has four…