US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

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U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley addresses a crowd of dignitaries, officials and military servicemembers at the National Defense University of Warsaw on Monday, June 6, 2016. Milley, along with U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges were among the military officials representing the U.S. at the opening ceremony of the Polish-led multinational training exercise, Anakonda 16. Michael S. Darnell/Stars and Stripes
U.S. Army Chief of Staff General Mark A. Milley addresses a crowd of dignitaries, officials and military servicemembers at the National Defense University of Warsaw on Monday, June 6, 2016. Milley, along with U.S. Army Europe commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges were among the military officials representing the U.S. at the opening ceremony of the Polish-led multinational training exercise, Anakonda 16. Michael S. Darnell/Stars and Stripes

US Army chief visits China amid missile system tensions

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published: August 17, 2016
 BEIJING — The U.S. Army chief of staff is visiting China amid tensions over American ally South Korea's decision to deploy a powerful missile defense system.
 
The Army said Gen. Mark A. Milley was due to meet Tuesday with his Chinese counterpart and other senior People's Liberation Army leaders to find ways to work on cooperation while handling differences.
 
Milley will also visit the PLA's Academy of Military Science.
 
China has objected strenuously to a decision to base the U.S. Terminal High Altitude Area Defense, or THAAD, system south of the South Korean capital Seoul, believing it's X-Band radar is intended to track missiles inside China.
 
Chinese state media have published daily attacks against the U.S. and South Korea, and China has canceled events involving South Korean entertainers.
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