U.S. admiral uses claim that China is eager to invade Taiwan to ask for $27 billion

Read deeper into this story from the Guardian and you find this:

“My opinion is that this problem is much closer to us than most think and we have to take this on,” he told the panel, which was reviewing his nomination.

Aquilino said the threat was such that the United States needs to implement a proposed $27bn plan to boost US defenses in the region “in the near term and with urgency”.

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