Biden calls for China review during first Pentagon visit
President Joe Biden speaks as Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and Vice President Kamala Harris accompany him at the Pentagon, Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2021, in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon, Pool)WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden on Wednesday announced plans for a Pentagon review of national security strategy on China as part of his push to recalibrate the U.S. approach with Beijing. The president announced the review during his first visit to the Pentagon as commander in chief. Defense Department officials described the review as a “sprint" effort that would weigh U.S. intelligence, troops levels in the region, defense alliances with China and more. Ratner served as deputy national security adviser to Biden as vice president and also served as a China specialist during the Obama administration.