US and China engaged in a new arms race?

Posted: January 11, 2012 in Intelligence, International
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In November of last year, President Obama announced that the US positioned 2,500 Marines in Australia. Obama has been outspoken towards China’s influence and has declared this as a top priority. China believes this placement of force is an attempt to escalate military tensions in the Asia-Pacific. China and the US are thought to be in an arms race for control over the region. Lawrence Korb, senior fellow for the Center of American Progress, analyzes the situation and gives us his take on China’s influence.


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