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US-China Hotline To Prevent Mistakes!

The United States and China have finally agreed to establish a hotline between their respective defense ministries in order to afford instant communication in case of an emergency. The creation of this hotline has long been needed given the potential for serious consequences in case of misinformation being the source of military action. There is already increasing concern within the American military over the rapid expansion of Chinese military forces. US Secretary of Defense Robert Gates has consistently indicated that he does not fear any growth of Chinese military forces, but, there is always the possibility an erratic officer might think differently.