China may be a leading reason behind the U.S.'s long-term force structure planning, but recent think-tank analysis is suggesting that traditional Pentagon weapons, particularly many U.S. Navy ships now sailing, likely would be less useful in a confrontation with the Asian giant. Instead, the Rand Corp. says, the U.S. should look to offensive long-range strike and intelligence weapons that would hold Beijing at risk. “With the passage of time and improvement of Chinese capabilities, the ...

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