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China Warns U.S. On Pentagon Plan

China's state media warned the U.S. on Friday against "flexing its muscles" in Asia after President Obama unveiled a Pentagon plan to shift focus to the region. In an editorial, the Xinhua news agency said militarism will only "endanger peace," but admitted that increased U.S. presence in the region could be a boost to stability and prosperity. Obama said Thursday his administration will refocus on Asia, the Pacific, and the Middle East, with a "leaner" force that will cut spending by $450 billion and troop numbers by 10 to 15 percent.

January 6, 2012 8:25 AM