US deputy defence secretary Kathleen Hicks speaks with Brigadier General Todd Moore, deputy commander of Space Training and Readiness Command, during a trip to Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado on Monday. Photo: Reuters
US deputy defence secretary Kathleen Hicks speaks with Brigadier General Todd Moore, deputy commander of Space Training and Readiness Command, during a trip to Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado on Monday. Photo: Reuters

China-US relations: American military builds software tool to predict how actions may upset Beijing

  • ‘Strategic friction’ tool calculates how actions such as congressional visits to Taiwan, arms sales and naval manoeuvres affect Sino-US relations
  • US deputy secretary of defence Kathleen Hicks was briefed on the software during a visit to the Indo-Pacific Command in Hawaii

Topic |   China's military
US deputy defence secretary Kathleen Hicks speaks with Brigadier General Todd Moore, deputy commander of Space Training and Readiness Command, during a trip to Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado on Monday. Photo: Reuters
US deputy defence secretary Kathleen Hicks speaks with Brigadier General Todd Moore, deputy commander of Space Training and Readiness Command, during a trip to Schriever Space Force Base in Colorado on Monday. Photo: Reuters
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