U.S. and Chinese Military Officials Meet at the Pentagon 

Discussions included U.S.-China relations and global security. 

For the first time in four years, officials of the U.S. and Chinese military met at the Pentagon to resume military-to-military dialogue. U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, Taiwan, and Mongolia, Michael Chase, met with the People’s Republic of China Major General Song Yanchao, the deputy director of its General Military Commission Office for International Military Cooperation. 

Pentagon spokesperson Lt. Colonel Mary Meiners recapped the meeting, saying, “Dr. Chase highlighted the importance of maintaining open lines of military-to-military communication in order to prevent competition from veering into conflict. He also discussed the importance of operational safety across the Indo-Pacific region; reaffirmed that the United States will continue to fly, sail, and operate safely and responsibly wherever international law allows; and underscored that the U.S. commitment to our allies in the Indo-Pacific and globally remains ironclad.” 

As the Lord Leads, Pray with Us…

  • For Deputy Assistant Secretary Chase to be discerning as he engages foreign military counterparts.
  • For wisdom for the president and his military leaders and advisors as they determine how to interact with China.

Sources: Politico, Daily Caller 

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