Chinese paramilitary police march in Tiananmen Square in Beijing last Friday. (Goh Chai Hin/AFP/Getty Images)
China's dramatic increase in defense spending, its acquisition of new technologies, and its increasing belligerence in the Pacific are raising deep concerns that the United States will not be able to counter any long-term Chinese threat.
Compounding these concerns is a fear that budget cuts are forcing Washington to rethink its entire Asia-Pacific strategy. The rise of China, coupled with disarray in U.S. policy, is causing deep consternation among U.S. allies in the region.
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