Top US Pacific Commander Says China Is Building An Increasingly Offensive Military That Is Expanding Its Regional Footprint

CNN: China building offensive, aggressive military, top US Pacific commander says
Hong Kong (CNN)China is assembling an increasingly offensive military and expanding its regional footprint, as Beijing steps up efforts to supplant American military power in Asia, a top US commander warned Congress on Tuesday.
"I cannot for the life of me understand some of the capabilities that they're putting in the field unless it is an aggressive posture," Adm. Philip Davidson, the head of US Indo-Pacific Command, said in testimony before the Senate Armed Services Committee.
"I see them developing systems, capabilities and a posture that would indicate that they're interested in aggression," Davidson said.
WNU Editor: The Chinese have responded to the Admiral's testimony …. China accuses US admiral of 'hyping up' threat of Taiwan invasion (AFP). More here …. China: US admiral trying to 'hype up' threat to Taiwan (The Hill).
More News On Admiral Philip Davidson's US Senate Testimony Yesterday
China Accelerates Plans to Overtake US on World Stage, Top Commander Says — VOA
China could invade Taiwan in the next 6 years, assume global leadership role, U.S. admiral warns — NBC
Davidson: China Could Try to Take Control of Taiwan In ‘Next Six Years’ — USNI News
Pacific Commander Warns China Likely To Move On Taiwan; Guam A Target –– Breaking Defense
U.S. admiral calls for ground-based offensive weaponry in western Pacific — Reuters
US admiral says Guam needs more defenses to stop China from knocking it out of the fight with a 'cheap shot' — Business Insider
Guam, missiles and missile defense top INDOPACOM commander’s funding priorities — Military Times
‘Guam is a target today.’ Pacific chief pitches Aegis Ashore to Congress — Defense News
US admiral says China fired its carrier killer missiles last summer to send an 'unmistakable message' — AFP
"Unmistakable Message": Top US Admiral Reveals Test Of China's 'Carrier Killer' Ballistic Missile — Zero Hedge
GOP Lawmakers Push Chinese Threat at Indo-Pacific Commander’s Hearing — Defense OneOriginal Article

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