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Indo-Pacific

China lacks capability and intent to invade Taiwan now: top US general

Gen. Milley gives different assessment from former Indo-Pacific commander

U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, left, talks with Joint Chiefs of Staff Chair Gen. Mark Milley as they prepare to testify on the defense department's budget request during a Senate Appropriations Committee hearing on June 17.    © Reuters

NEW YORK -- China does not have the military capability or the intent to seize Taiwan by force in the immediate future, the top uniformed officer of the U.S. military told Congress Thursday.

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