Against the Great Powers: Reflections on Balancing Nuclear and Conventional Power

by Hon. Elbridge Colby

This article, originally published by the Texas National Security Review,
examines the best method of protecting US allies from a Russian or Chinese fait accompli, which Colby argues are more likely due to both countries’ buildup of conventional capabilities, and China’s evolving nuclear capability. The best way of protecting our allies against a Russian or Chinese fait accompli, according to Colby, is to ensure the US has flexible, tailored options in its nuclear arsenal. Read the full article here. 
Hon. Elbridge Colby

Hon. Elbridge Colby

Hon. Elbridge Colby is the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy & Force Development, and was recently a Robert M. Gates Senior Fellow at the Center for a New American Security. He focuses on strategic deterrence, nuclear weapons, conventional force and intelligence.
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