Adm. Timothy J. Keating, USN (Ret.) and Brig. Gen. Robert S. Spalding III, USAF (Ret.)

Published on15 APR 2020
China COVID-19

In this episode of Talks at GS, Admiral Timothy Keating, the former Commander of the US Pacific Command, and Brigadier General Robert S. Spalding III, the former Senior Director for Strategic Planning at the National Security Council, discuss coronavirus and the geopolitical implications for China.

Brig. Gen. Spalding on the US-China relationship: “Clearly the administration is, first and foremost, focused on making sure they take care of Americans. So to the extent that they need to put a pause on things, because that's what the industries are telling them that they need, then I would say that they are going to do that. It's all about getting the supplies where they need right now. And what's going to happen is we're going to deal with the competition with China later.”

Adm. Keating on the future of US relations in the Indo-Pacific Region: “I believe India is a linchpin for continued peace throughout the region, and it's a significantly important strategic partner of ours in the Indo-Pacific part of the world.“ 


This episode was recorded as a call on April 15, 2020.

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