General Milley

President Trump’s nominee to be chairman of the joint chiefs of staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, warned of China’s growing military strength during his Senate confirmation hearings Thursday.
“I think China is the main challenger to US national security,” remarked Gen. Milley.
“China is improving their military very, very rapidly — in space, air, cyber, maritime, land domains,” said Milley.
In recent months, China and the US and have been involved in an escalating trade dispute.
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President Trump’s nominee to be chairman of the joint chiefs of staff warned that China will be the US’ chief military rival for the next century during his Senate confirmation hearing.

“I think China is the main challenger to US national security over the next 50-100 years. I think some historian in 2119 will look back at this century, write a book, central theme of the story will be the relationship between the United States and China,” Gen. Mark A. Milley told lawmakers.

“I think China has expanded throughout all the regions of the globe, in clear competition. Primarily in competition for resources in order to build and improve their military, to fund and fuel their economy,” he said.

“China is improving their military very, very rapidly — in space, air, cyber, maritime, land domains,” said Milley.

“They’re outspending us in research and development and procurement … We, the United States, need to make sure that we do not lose our advantages that we have relative to other countries, specifically relative to China.”

Milley described how China had closely monitored US military operations in the Middle East, using the lessons to build its own military.

“China went to school on us. They watched us very closely in the First Gulf War, Second Gulf War, watched our capabilities and in many, …read more

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