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    WikiLeaks Reveals Hillary Clinton Vowed to 'Ring China With Missile Defense'

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    In a private conversation, American Democrat presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said that the United States would "ring China with missile defense," WikiLeaks revealed in a hack of the Clinton campaign chairman’s emails.

    The former state secretary said this would be possible if Beijing refuses to take measures to pressure North Korea over its missile and nuclear program.

    According to her, if North Korea obtains a ballistic missile this would pose a threat not only to Washington’s allies in the Pacific, but also to "Hawaii and the west coast theoretically."

    "We're going to ring China with missile defense. We're going to put more of our fleet in the area. So China, come on. You either control them or we're going to have to defend against them," Hillary Clinton said in a 2013 speech.

    On October 7, WikiLeaks dumped the first batch of leaked e-mails related to John Podesta, the Hillary Clinton campaign’s chairman. The whistleblowing website has published seven portions of those emails, bringing the total number of them to 10,619.

    Prior to the first publication, WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange said that the group will publish materials which would seriously damage Clinton’s presidential campaign. Then, Assange also announced that by the end of the year WikiLeaks would publish nearly one million documents related to the US electoral campaign.

    In July, WikiLeaks published nearly 20,000 hacked emails that apparently showed Democratic National Committee (DNC) members discussing ways to undercut Clinton's rival Bernie Sanders in the race for the Democratic nomination.

    WikiLeaks: John Podesta Emails (74)


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