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China's military, led by Xi Jinping, is emerging as a real rival to the United States.

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The People's Liberation Army now has hypersonic missiles that can evade most defenses, a technology that the US is still developing.

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China has not fought a war since a brief border skirmish with Vietnam in 979. Unlike the American forces

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Its attack drones can cripple communications networks. China has more naval ships than America

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The issue has become more pressing for Beijing as tensions build with Taiwan, which China views as part of its territory.

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Taiwan has reported a few raids by the Chinese Air Force near the island before 2020. It says they have reached more than 1,200 so far this year.

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Some officers make faulty operational decisions, struggle to lead their troops, and never understand their own orders