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China Naval Modernization: Implications for U.S. Navy Capabilities—Background and Issues for Congress

A new report from the Congressional research service addresses the question of how the United States should respond to China’s military modernization effort, including its naval modernization effort, has emerged as a key issue in U.S. defense planning. The question is of particular importance to the U.S. Navy, because many U.S. military programs for countering improved Chinese military forces would fall within the Navy’s budget. A copy may be found here: http://www.fas.org/sgp/crs/row/RL33153.pdf.