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A New High for U.S.-China Military Ties

Dec 4, 2015 | 09:15 GMT
The guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrives at the Wusong military port in Shanghai on Nov. 16.
The guided missile destroyer USS Stethem (DDG 63) arrives at the Wusong military port in Shanghai on Nov. 16.
(JOHANNES EISELE/AFP/Getty Images)

After reaching their apex in the final decade of the Cold War, military-to-military ties between China and the United States entered a two-decade tailspin. In the interlude, China emerged as a great power in the Pacific Rim. Now, with Beijing's regional heft at an all-time high, regional military tensions are...

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