President Biden’s first hundred days in office include a “skinny budget” that clarifies some of the biggest defense priorities for his term, and the 2021 Annual Threat Assessment of the U.S. Intelligence Community could become the blueprint for where those defense dollars go.
- MG Arnold Punaro (USMC-ret.), CEO of The Punaro Group, said a fundamental change has been China’s “alarming” progress in catching up with the United States in technology and surpassing it in some areas.
- The Biden administration has shifted the country from an “America first” to a “diplomacy first” approach, led by the State Department and National Security Council, said Punaro.
- Punaro said the United States must be better, faster and cheaper than China to combat the existential threat it poses.