By Charlotte Dean For Mailonline
Published: 08:49 BST, 19 August 2019 | Updated: 09:02 BST, 19 August 2019
The Chinese military could force the U.S. army out of Asia within hours as a missile threat challenges the nation's ability to operate freely, a think tank has warned.
Following ten years of 'delayed and unpredictable funding' the U.S. military lost its standing in the Western Pacific, giving China a firmer holding ground.
The Sydney-based body has suggested that ever advancing China now has the edge over the U.S. and would be able to overcome them within hours of conflict.
The Chinese military could force the U.S. army out of Asia within hours as a missile threat challenges the nation's ability to operate freely (stock image)
The University of Sydney's United States Studies Centre's new report Averting Crisis, said: 'China's growing arsenal of accurate long-range missiles poses a major threat to almost all American, allied and partner bases, airstrips, ports and