...a PLAN warship captured a U.S. underwater glider in 2016, in a brazenly open theft of U.S. military technology"
China and Russia’s alliance...."
There is "a belief among China’s leadership that the U.S. has a short attention span regarding the use of force. In short, Beijing believes the West can be counted on to forget even the most barbarous actions after a roughly 20-year time span."
HOWEVER, "...we have concurrently displayed a lack of will to expose the PRC’s aggressive actions in the maritime domain. This requires the U.S. to get serious about our Strategic Communications, in terms of mission, organization, policy, and doctrine."