“Indispensable” ally for US Indo-Pacific strategy: Congressman Flahan


According to one lawmaker, the United States needs to improve its relations with its allies and partners in order to compete well with China in the Indo-Pacific.

“In my opinion, we need to do a better job on alliances and relationships in Asia. [Indo-Pacific] range,” Said Chrissy Houlahan (Pennsylvania) in a conversation at the Hudson Institute, a conservative think tank.

Hoolahan, a member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said that cooperation with allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific is “essential” in the context of great power competition with China’s communist regime. Stated.

She said such a relationship was a unique aspect of American foreign policy and strategy and a lasting strength for the country.

“We are truly unique in the world in the sense that we really have a genuine and powerful ally not only in European theaters but also in Asia,” Hoolahan said.

Systematic issues in Indo-Pacific competition

Hoolahan said Washington’s leadership needs to better fight the interrelationships of the 21st century and how interrelated economic and security issues were across borders.

To that end, leaders need to take into account the fact that the United States’ competition with China in the Indo-Pacific goes far beyond the question of whether Taiwan will be invaded and touches on all aspects of political life. Stated.

“Until the pandemic occurs, I don’t think many people really understand how we all interweave as an economy,” Hoolahan said. “As a result, as a society, the securities of our country are very interwoven.”

“These are global and systematic issues that we need to think about.”

Houlahan further explains the problem using the world’s current supply chain problems, and many important U.S. military and civilian technologies rely on certain minerals or rare earth elements that are only available elsewhere in the world. I noticed that I was doing it.

To that end, she said, maintaining supply chains is essential to maintain national security, and maintaining partnerships and alliances to maintain those supply chains.

Only by continuing to develop sound alliances and partnerships could the United States agree to rely on foreign imports, she said.

Andrew Thornbrook


Andrew Thornebrooke is a reporter for The Epoch Times, which deals with China-related issues with a focus on defense, military and national security. He holds a master’s degree in military history from Norwich University.