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Future balance of power haunts US as China bulks up

'Two-plus-two' with Japan to focus on vulnerabilities in current force posture

Fighter jets sit on the Chinese aircraft carrier Liaoning during a military drill of the People's Liberation Army Navy in the East China Sea.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- In recent years, the Pentagon has carried out multiple war games simulating a U.S.-China military conflict in Asia. The American side has reportedly lost time and time again.

In a war game conducted by the U.S. Air Force last fall, a Chinese biological-weapon attack sweeps through U.S. bases and warships in the Indo-Pacific region, followed by a major Chinese military exercise that is used as cover for the deployment of a massive invasion force.

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