James Carafano: Will China Surpass the US Military?

October 27, 2020 Updated: October 27, 2020

With the elections just around the corner, and with China coming into focus, we wanted to take a closer look at the defense policies of both Trump and Biden, and at the potential risks, the U.S. military faces on the horizon. To learn more about this we invited to speak with us James Carafano, director of the Douglas and Sarah Allison Center for Foreign Policy Studies and Vice President of the Kathryn and Shelby Cullom Davis Institute for International Studies at The Heritage Foundation.

Meanwhile, an alleged audio recording of Hunter Biden, son of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden, has what sounds like Hunter discussing his ties to the “Spy Chief of China.” The recording was posted to Twitter on October 27 by Donald Trump Jr. We’ll be looking into this and related information.

And, Amy Coney Barrett was sworn into the Supreme Court on October 26, about an hour after she was confirmed for the position in a 52 to 48 vote by the Senate. During the ceremony, Barrett suggested during the ceremony that she would remain independent of partisan politics, and said as part of the separation of duties that make the judiciary distinct from other government branches, “A judge declares independence, not only from Congress and the president but also from the private beliefs that might otherwise move her.”

These stories and more in this episode of Crossroads.

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