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By David A. Clarke Jr.
Planning for the last attack doesn't make Americans safer
Topic - Patrick M. Cronin
Russia bullies Ukraine and pushes its claims to the North Pole, while Beijing beefs up naval patrols in the South China Sea and challenges U.S. allies on its borders. As the Obama administration attempts an ambitious reorientation of the nation's strategic and diplomatic focus, two regional powerhouses and former Cold War adversaries are showing themselves increasingly keen to challenge Washington's dominance on the world stage.
U.S. officials have praised the re-election of Taiwan's president, even though it sets the island nation and longtime U.S. ally on course for closer ties with mainland China.
"We're transitioning from a land-based military to an air- and sea-based posture, and we're transitioning from Middle East wars to more of a broad Indo-Pacific engagement," he said.
"It's a long game," said Mr. Cronin.