But it’s not a piece of hardware that’s most worrisome for American interests, according to a new assessment by the Defense Intelligence Agency.
Speaking to reporters Tuesday ahead of the new DIA 2019 “China Military Power” report, a senior defense intelligence official called the idea that Beijing might soon trust its military capabilities well enough to invade Taiwan “the most concerning” conclusion from the report.
The report is the first public analysis of Chinese military power released by the DIA, and the official said there is no classified version of this production.
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“We now have to be able to look for a Chinese military that is active everywhere,” the official said.