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Some Chinese military scientists working on at Western universities have deliberately concealed their ties to the army, according to a report by the Australian Strategic Policy Institute.
A day prior, the four-star general overseeing the deployment, said the Department of Homeland Security requested 5,239 troops and that the figure was poised to rise.
If the U.S. leaves the treaty, it will be free to develop and install weapons on its military bases around Asia — a move likely to have spillover implications for China and India.
As much as Saudi Arabia would have liked its flashy investment forum in Riyadh last week to have dominated the headlines, the continuing fallout from the death of Saudi critic Jamal Khashoggi led the front pages of most news outlets.
The United States and China are currently engaged in a tit-for-tat tariff war, and military tensions surrounding Taiwan could further complicate efforts at resolving the trade standoff.
The mysterious missile is expected to join Russia's arsenal by 2022.
Japan, South Korea, Taiwan and Australia are trying to diversify their economies away from dependence on China, whose export-oriented industries are seen taking a hit from the ongoing U.S. trade war.
Goldman upgrades the defense giant to buy from neutral and places it on the firm's so-called conviction list of favorite stocks.
Earlier this month, Mattis said any decision to withdraw from the INF treaty would be done in consultation with NATO partners since Russian missiles pose an immediate threat to allies in the region.
CNBC's Morgan Brennan reports on how U.S.-Saudi tensions over the fate of Jamal Khashoggi may affect defense contractors and arms sales.
Trump added that he'll work with Congress on what the U.S. response should be, but that he would prefer not to hurt American companies and jobs by cutting billions of dollars in arms sales to the kingdom.
Until both countries resolve their economic and political differences, defense ties are expected to remain brittle, according to strategists.
The two largest increases in the last decade occurred in 2008 at 3.5 percent and 2009 at 3.4 percent raise, according the Department of Defense.
"It certainly looks that way to me. It's very sad," Trump said when asked if Khashoggi is dead.
This would be a significant step that would enable the Kremlin to surpass the U.S. and China. The U.S. is currently unable to defend against this breed of threat.
Secretary of Defense James Mattis clarified his political affiliation Monday amid speculation that he might be a Democrat and would leave the Trump administration soon.