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US Worried About Chinese Missile Buildup (moved from ATSNN)

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posted on Jul, 20 2005 @ 01:17 PM
China has increased the number of missiles defending it coasts, the US estimates it be 730 now, up by almost a quarter from last years report which mentioned 500 such missiles.
China has increased the number of short-range ballistic missiles on its coast opposite Taiwan, the US has said.

In an annual report to Congress, the Pentagon claimed there were now up to 730 such missiles in place. Last year's report found only 500.

The Pentagon said China could now be spending up to $90bn a year on defence, and that its military build-up put regional balances at risk.

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The US has already expressed fears over China's military buildup, and one of China's Generals in the PLI has stated that they will use nuclear weapons against the US if the US should decide to assist Taiwan.

Since the US is a major weapons supplier to Taiwan, this can only mean that we may be at war soon with China. But, given China's military numbers, we may end up losing in the long run.

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