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Milley: China More Aggressive, Dangerous to US, Allies

Members of the Chinese Navy on the deck of the guided-missile destroyer Suzhou at a military port  in Zhoushan, China, on May 18.

Members of the Chinese Navy on the deck of the guided-missile destroyer Suzhou at a military port  in Zhoushan, China, on May 18.

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Jakarta, Indonesia (AP) -- The Chinese military has become significantly more aggressive and dangerous over the past five years, the top U.S. military officer said during a trip to the Indo-Pacific that included a stop Sunday in Indonesia.

U.S. Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said the number of intercepts by Chinese aircraft and ships in the Pacific region with U.S. and other partner forces has increased significantly over that time, and the number of unsafe interactions has risen by similar proportions.