(Natural News) One of the Pentagon’s top generals warned on Thursday, June 10, that Beijing is rapidly expanding its military capabilities at a “very serious and sustained rate.” He added that this could pose a threat to worldwide peace and stability.
General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff since Sept. 2019, made this assessment during a hearing with the Senate Armed Services Committee on Thursday.
“We must ensure that we retain our competitive and technological edge,” Milley added.
America’s national security policy has been focused on keeping China contained since well before the administration of former President Donald Trump. The U.S. has done this by taking a strong stand on critical issues that puts it at odds with Beijing, such as the country’s human rights violations against its minority populations and its territorial disputes with Taiwan and the countries bordering the South China Sea.