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Pentagon and Congress Concerned About China’s Military Expansion

US officials in Congress and the Pentagon are concerned about Chinese military aggression as it uses large-scale US warship targets in a desert area notorious for ballistic missile testing, Fox News reported. The information comes from satellite images obtained by the US Naval Institute. Last week, a Pentagon report confirmed that China is building nuclear warheads at an accelerating pace and could have 1,000 nuclear warheads by the end of the decade.

China is said to have tested hypersonic missile technology capable of evading US defensive systems by orbiting the Earth. General Mark Milley, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, acknowledged the launch, calling it extremely disturbing and comparing it to the Soviet Union’s 1957 launch of Sputnik, which marked the start of a decades-long space race. Milley told NBC News on Wednesday that China is definitely challenging them regionally and that their ambition is to confront the United States globally. Wang Webin, a spokesman for the Chinese government, refuted the claims, saying it was an ordinary test of a spacecraft.

A new weapon has the capacity to attack an American ship anywhere on Earth

Michael Griffin, former Undersecretary of Defense for Research and Engineering, stated that the new weapon has the capacity to attack a U.S. ship anywhere on Earth, which is “a really big deal” and allows its influence in the region. . China, on the other hand, stated that the US has created an imaginary opponent out of China, according to Fox News.

Heino Klinck, former deputy assistant secretary of defense for East Asia, stated that it is a new technology and that it is just getting started. Rep. James Inhofe, a leading member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, is concerned about the implications of recent events for the United States. According to The Hill, Inhofe stated that the United States is in the most dangerous position it has ever been in.

“China is a real and immediate threat”

A leading member of the House Armed Services Committee Rep. Mike Rogers has stated that the United States needs “extraordinary defense modernization” to keep up with China. He went on to say that this report should serve as a reminder to the Biden administration of something that has been clear for some time, China is a real and immediate threat, according to The Hill.

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