Trump Considering Bold Approach to Counter China

The Trump administration is considering assembling an Asian NATO to counter the threat posed by China.

According to The Washington Free Beacon:

Trump administration officials are quietly considering the creation of a NATO-style alliance with Asian countries in an effort against China, the Washington Times reported.

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The idea was first publicly floated by Deputy Secretary of State Stephen Biegun last month in a discussion regarding the current informal alliance between India, Australia, Japan, and the United States, commonly known as “the Quad.”

“It’s something that I think in the second term of the Trump administration or, were the president not to win, the first term of the next president, it could be something that would be very much worthwhile to be explored,” Biegun said during a U.S.-India strategic dialogue on Aug. 31.

The Quad alliance has received greater attention in recent weeks as the four countries engage on Indo-Pacific issues. Envoys from the four countries met virtually Friday to discuss issues germane to China’s rising geopolitical ambitions and the rule of law.

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will travel to Japan for the “Quad” summit which is one of the biggest diplomatic missions of the Trump presidency.

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Recce1
Recce1
27 days ago

What about bringing in Asian countries in a revised and reorganized SEATO? The Southeast Asia Treaty Organization, now defunct, was meant to counter China? Of course we need to create another organization full of bureaucrats, red tape, and a bottomless money well.

Last edited 27 days ago by Recce1
Mikey
Mikey
26 days ago
Reply to  Recce1

Funded by you, me, and the other taxpayers.

PHIL COLLINS
PHIL COLLINS
27 days ago

How about WESTPAC ?
Western Pacific Alliance Consortium ?

Peter K Baker
Peter K Baker
27 days ago

Well at least Trump is doing something while the Democrats and maybe even a lot of Republicans have “property of red china” stamped on their backside. Having said that The Proud Boys absolutely should not stand down when Kyle Rittenhouse has already been there and done that while The Proud Boys sat here on the couch watching Kyle on the T.V./Internet while drinking a beer and eating pizza. Not to mention evidence has already come forward connecting Red China to BLM when their strategy screams Art of War so bad military/national intelligence should already be on this. So Proud Boys don’t stand down just bring hidden camera’s with you to expose the media propaganda when they smear you.

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