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    Pentagon Claims China Training For U.S. Strikes

    Even as Chinese and American negotiators prepare for trade talks meant to calm escalating tariff battles, a new Pentagon report claims that China’s recent military expansion includes “likely training for strikes” against the United States. Chinese President Xi Jinping is anxious to modernize the People’s Liberation Army, and recent disputes, particularly in the South and East China Seas, have heightened fears of conflict in the region. The country’s air force has also reportedly “been re-assigned a nuclear mission,” suggesting the development of nuclear capabilities for long-range bombers.


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