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A Prudent Response to Chinese Military Modernization
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A Prudent Response to Chinese Military Modernization

The conservative calls to raise U.S. military spending with an eye towards China are misguided, writes Lawrence J. Korb.

The war in Iraq has ended. Osama bin Laden is dead. NATO is looking at a 2014 date for significantly reducing its operations in Afghanistan. A 10-year period of uncontrolled U.S. defense spending has come to an end.

Yet some conservatives are looking to continue the era of massive military spending increases. Among their arguments, the most substantial is that growing Chinese military power must be met by higher U.S. defense expenditures.

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