Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon’s budget on March 14, 2019. Photo: AP

Forget the Mexico border, the new US military budget is focused on ‘China, China, China’

  • Acting Pentagon chief named hypersonic missiles, space operations, technology theft and militarising land in the South China Sea as threats posed by China
  • China ‘seeks Indo-Pacific regional hegemony in the near-term and displacement of the United States’, warned Patrick Shanahan
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Acting US defence secretary Patrick Shanahan at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on the Pentagon’s budget on March 14, 2019. Photo: AP
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