Mr. Alexander B. Gray is a senior fellow of the Air Force Personnel Center with expertise in the Pacific Islands and the polar regions. He was most recently the chief of staff of the National Security Council at the White House and the deputy assistant to former President Donald Trump.
We discuss how the Chinese Communist Party’s (CCP) aggression in the Pacific islands is threatening the freedom of trade, fishing, infrastructure, and growth in the region. We also focus on how the U.S. Coast Guard is a great tool, one of the many that the United States still has to counter the CCP. As the Pacific Ocean becomes the major focus in the next decade, the Indo-Pacific is the center stage of the world’s largest economies. This means China’s potential military aggression will also threaten the free world. How do we tackle that?