Chinese bombers. Chinese hypersonic missiles. Chinese cyberattacks. Chinese anti-satellite weapons.To a remarkable degree, the 2020 Pentagon budget proposal is shaped by national security threats that acting defence secretary Patrick Shanahan summarised in three words: “China, China, China.”The US is still fighting small wars against Islamic extremists, and Russia is considered a serious concern, but Shanahan wants to shift the military’s main focus to what he considers the more pressing…

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