US has a global campaign plan for China: Pentagon

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Oct 6, 2016
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WASHINGTON: The Pentagon has developed a global campaign plan against China, a top American military leader today told US lawmakers, who identified the Asian giant as "one of the central challenges" to their national security.

"We have a global campaign plan for China. Each one of the combatant commanders addresses China in the context of that global campaign plan," General Joseph Dunford, Chairman of the US Joint Chiefs of Staff told members of the House Armed Services Committee during a congressional hearing.

"China is very focused. They have multiple lanes of effort, from espionage, to the military to counter-intelligence, to propaganda arm, et cetera," Hartzler said as she was joined by several other lawmakers in expressing concern over the rise of China.

"China has made a clear commitment to meet US capability in artificial intelligence by 2020 and then exceed it by 2030," Congressman Seth Wilbur Moulton said.

"Every democratic nation right now, by the way, that we deal with from Germany to Australia, from Canada to the United Kingdom, they're all working this issue. And so this is not unique to us, but it's certainly one of our responsibilities," Mattis said.

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