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Pentagon Finds China Fortifying Its Long-Range Military Arsenal

China’s military buildup is increasingly aimed at projecting power far beyond its shores into the western Pacific to be able to interdict U.S. aircraft carriers and other nations’ military forces, according to a Pentagon report released yesterday that outlines continued concerns over China’s rising strategic influence in Asia. Chinese military planners are focusing to a greater degree than in the past on targeting ships and submarines at long ranges using anti-ship cruise missiles, partly in reaction to Taiwan Strait crises in 1995 and 1996 that saw the U.S. military intervene with carrier battle groups, the report said. Full Story

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