Defense and Military

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Photo: Sopa Images/Getty Images

China Outpacing U.S. Defense Industrial Base

China’s defense industrial base is moving to a wartime footing, while the United States is largely in a peacetime stance. Absent urgent changes, the United States risks weakening deterrence and undermining its warfighting capabilities against China and other competitors.

Report by Seth G. Jones and Alexander Palmer — March 6, 2024