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Three U.S. Regional Military Commanders Lay Out Their View of the China Challenge in Asia, Africa and the Middle East

AFRICOM commander General Michael Langley (left) and CENTCOM commander General Michael Kurilla both testified before Congress last week in Washington while INDOPACOM commander Admiral John Aquilino spoke in Singapore.

Three of the U.S. military’s regional theater commanders for Asia, Africa and the Middle East spoke publicly last week in testimony and speeches that highlighted how the Pentagon now sees China as its top global challenge.

The top commander of U.S. forces in Africa (AFRICOM), General Michael Langley and Central Command (CENTCOM) commander General Michael Kurilla appeared together last Thursday at the Senate Armed Services Committee, where China was referenced 84 times during the hearing.

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