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Military bases to ballistic missiles, what’s the target of Trump’s Asia strategy?

  • New US defence secretary Mark Esper has announced plans to deploy missiles and build more US bases in Asia
  • But he faces an uphill battle convincing countries wary of entering China’s crosshairs
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A nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic missile submarine of the Chinese PLA Navy. Photo: Reuters

Chinese missiles likely to cripple Asia-based US forces in event of conflict: report

  • Report by Australian researchers urged US allies such as Australia and Japan to revamp investment to prevent US military might from being eroded in the region
  • The report also detailed the prowess of the PLA Rocket Force, which is capable of making precision strikes as far from the mainland as Singapore
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A nuclear-powered Type 094A Jin-class ballistic missile submarine of the Chinese PLA Navy. Photo: Reuters
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