(Bloomberg) China's military isn't ready to win wars despite spending heavily to modernize, according to a report commissioned by a U.S. congressional committee.
The People's Liberation Army suffers from "potentially serious weaknesses" that could limit its ability to conduct the operations required to fight and win future conflicts, the report by Rand Corp. a Santa Monica, California-based research group said.
"Although the PLA's capabilities have increased dramatically, its remaining weaknesses increase the risk of failure to successfully perform the missions the Chinese Communist Party leaders may task it to perform," the report said. It cited Taiwan contingencies, maritime claim missions, protecting sea lines of communications and some non-war military operations.
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