U.S. Army and Chinese PLA military personnel attend a disaster management exchange near Nanjing, China, November 17, 2018. Photo by Aly Song/Reuters  

VOA: US Army Officials Confident in Competition with China  

WASHINGTON — Not all branches of the U.S. military are equally worried about keeping pace with China’s military expansion. 

While U.S. Navy Secretary Carlos Del Toro warned earlier this week that he needed more ships to meet the threat posed by China’s rapidly expanding naval forces, top Army officials believe U.S. ground forces still hold a critical edge over their Chinese counterparts. 

“The human dimension of the United States Army, I think, is a comparative advantage,” U.S. Army Secretary Christine Wormuth cautioned during a breakfast in Washington on Thursday with the Defense Writers Group. “The quality of how our soldiers are trained, the kind of leaders that they have, the kind of combat experience that the force has.” 

Army Chief of Staff General James McConville added that the quality of leadership, especially that rising from the ranks of the Army’s enlisted soldiers, cannot be understated.  

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WNU Editor: PLA ground forces boast about 975,000 active-duty personnel. The U.S Army has about 485,000 soldiers and they are not meeting their recruitment goals. 

China is currently the manufacturing superpower of the world. The U.S. is not. 

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