Harry J. Kazianis
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While we will never know for sure, it seemed Washington and Beijing were set for a period of very troubled times. China, at the time, was nowhere near ready for any sort of security competition with America. Its economy was still discovering its full potential. Its military was yet to explore the finer details of carrier-killer missiles, modern submarines, command and control systems and a little something called anti-access/area-denial (A2/AD)....
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