Blue team

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The blue team is an informal group within the United States that has argued that the People's Republic of China is the largest security threat to the United States. The name comes from the color of the United States in wargames, in opposition to the red team, and was invented by the group to describe themselves. The members of the group include members of Congress and some neoconservative thinktanks and publications such as The Weekly Standard. Blue team members tend to be absent from the United States Department of State.

They argue for an assertive United States policy to contain the People's Republic of China and support the Republic of China on Taiwan, and believe that the policies of Bill Clinton and the State Department toward China amounted to appeasement. Members include neoconservatives such as William Kristol, Republican Congressmen such as Dana Rohrabacher and Benjamin Gilman, members of thinktanks including Robert Kagan and Ross Munro, author of <a href="/w/index.php?title=The_Coming_War_with_China&action=