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Pentagon reviews: China is “pacing challenge” and Russia poses “acute threat”
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Pentagon reviews: China is “pacing challenge” and Russia poses “acute threat”

Despite the international focus on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, China remains the "pacing challenge" — or the nation that threatens to surpass the U.S. — according to strategic documents the Pentagon released Thursday. "The [People's Republic of China] is the only competitor out there with both the intent to reshape the international order and increasingly the power to do so," Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday. The Pentagon released the unclassified versions of the National Defense Strategy, Nuclear Posture Review, and Missile Defense Review. The classified versions of these documents were submitted in March shortly after Russia invaded Ukraine, but senior defense officials said Thursday the Pentagon did not need to change the strategy since there were already indica...