U.S. Commission Calls for American Surge to Confront China


The U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission calls for an American surge to “offset China’s growing military capabilities” in its annual report, Defense News reports.

The commission wants Congress to fund Naval efforts that will allow the United States to maintain readiness in the Western Pacific.

Additionally, the commission calls on the Pentagon to develop more trusting relationships with China, a recommendation that Defense News calls controversial:

The commission wants Washington to flex its muscles in the region with a seeming expectation that China will respond by seeking more friendly relations with Washington.

The commission also calls for strengthened intellectual property rights to combat alleged Chinese cyber attacks.