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A New Base in Tinian

June 16, 2022

Episode Notes:

The Drive showed off satellite imagery of ongoing construction of an airbase at Tinian International Airport for use by the United States Air Force. To discuss the construction and what it means for the balance of power in the Pacific, Aaron speaks with Stacie Pettyjohn, a senior fellow and director of the Defense Program at the Center for New American Security, about basing in the region, the threats from Chinese missiles, and options for the U.S. military.

[ 0:19 ] Construction in Tinian

[ 1:55 ] Why this airbase?

[ 5:03 ] Relevance to the Agile Combat Employment model

[ 6:08 ] U.S. priorities in the Indo-Pacific

[ 7:55 ] Containing China

[ 9:34 ] Basing access for the Air Force

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