On September 13, Forward Defense nonresident senior fellow Thomas Hammes was quoted on The Japan Times stressing the importance of cooperation with US allies and partners in the Replicator Initiative, a new initiative that will use drones to deter Chinese aggression in the Indo-Pacific. Hammes also offered solutions to forecasted logistical challenges that the United States may face in using these technologies.

Allies are critical in any conflict with China. And as we are seeing in Ukraine, the ability to mass-produce munitions is an essential part of modern warfare.

Thomas Hammes

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