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Experts say US accusations meant to halt planned defense cutbacks
The recent spate of false allegations made by the United States against China and Russia bolsters interest groups that aim to maintain Washington's military dominance and block the Obama administration's planned defense cuts, said observers.
Washington recently talked up threats from cyberspace and singled out China as its target. A report released by Internet security company Mandiant on Tuesday claimed that the Chinese military controls some of the most prolific hackers in the world and linked it to sophisticated cyberattacks on US companies.