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The rise of China as a major military power has caused Japan, South Korea and Taiwan to start looking to field new weapons. (Source photo by Reuters)

Military might and flashpoints shift from West to East

Asia now accounts for half of US overseas troop deployments

JUNNOSUKE KOBARA and YUKIO TAJIMA, Nikkei staff writers | East Asia

TOKYO --The center of global military might and new international flashpoints are shifting from West to East.

The U.S. has been deploying more troops in the East Asian and Pacific regions than in Europe and the Middle East over the past two decades. The change reflects China's rise as a major threat to security after the East-West confrontation during the Cold War and fights against terrorism.

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