Richard Lawless

Richard Lawless served as deputy undersecretary of defense for Asian and Pacific security affairs under the George W. Bush administration. He is a founder of New Magellan Ventures and also chairman and CEO of U.S.-Japan High-Speed Rail.

So, I think the behavior of China has encouraged us to look at new areas where we can cooperate. I’ll tell you this: If the Chinese had not been as aggressive as they have been for the last five years, would there be a space component in the guidelines? Probably not. So Chinese aggressiveness has generated a willingness, on the part of both sides, to work together to find new ways to cooperate.

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