Committee on the Present Danger: China

Fourth CPD

  • March 25 2019 Blue-Ribbon Team Launches the ‘Committee on the Present Danger: China’
  • April 25, 2019 Briefs New York Business and Financial Sector on PRC ‘Unrestricted Warfare’
  • May 2, 2019 Threat Briefing on the Communist Party’s Unrestricted Warfare

History of “Committee on the Present Danger — CPD”


The fourth CPD was established on March 25, 2019. The name of the fourth committee is “Committee on the Present Danger: China.” 

In June 2004The Hill reported that a third incarnation of CPD was being planned, to address the War on Terrorism.

On 11 November 1976, the second iteration was announced. The name of this version of the Committee was “borrow[ed]” from the 1950s version, and was not a direct successor. 141 founding Board Members and a policy statement, ‘Common Sense and the Common Danger‘, were introduced at the CPD’s launch.

On 12 December 1950James ConantTracy Voorhees and Vannevar Bush announced the creation of the Committee on the Present Danger.[5] The group was formed in order to support the Truman Administration’s remilitarization plans contained within NSC 68.[5] The ‘present danger’ to which the group’s title referred was “the aggressive designs of the Soviet Union”, the CPD announced.