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US Indo-Pacific Strategy Unveiled in Declassified Document, Targeting Beijing’s Threats

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US Indo-Pacific Strategy Unveiled in Declassified Document, Targeting Beijing’s Threats

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The Trump administration on Tuesday declassified a U.S. national security document, outlining its strategy for working with regional partners and allies to confront China’s threats to the Indo-Pacific region. Laid out in a 10-page document with some redactions, the policy known as the U.S. Strategic Framework for the Indo-Pacific highlights Taiwan’s role in combating the Chinese regime’s military aggression. The strategy is part of the Trump administration’s broader national security policy first unveiled in 2017, in which he called for a “free and open Indo-Pacific.” National Security Adviser Robert O’Brien explained the U.S. approach in a memo dated Jan. 5 that accompanied the declassified document: “Beijing is increasingly pressuring Indo-Pacific nations to subordinate their freedom and sovereignty to a ‘common destiny’ envisioned by the Chinese Communist Party. The U.S. approach is different. We seek to ensure that our allies and partners… can preserve and protect their sovereignty.” The document was …

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