The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits last year. Photo: Reuters
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits last year. Photo: Reuters
SCMP Editorial
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Opinion

Editorial by SCMP Editorial

America’s bloated military spending is at odds with reality

  • If the US wants to compete with China, it would do better to invest in education, technology and infrastructure
  • The Biden administration is especially worried about China’s technological prowess

The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits last year. Photo: Reuters
The Arleigh Burke-class guided-missile destroyer USS Kidd and US Coast Guard cutter Munro conduct Taiwan Strait transits last year. Photo: Reuters
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