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News Summary: Pentagon target of China hacking

The Associated Press

CYBERTHREAT: New revelations that China used cyberattacks to access data from nearly 40 Pentagon weapons programs and almost 30 other defense technologies have increased pressure on U.S. leaders to take more strident action against Beijing to stem the persistent breaches.

BACK STORY: Officials have been warning for years about China's online espionage efforts aimed at U.S. military and high-tech programs. The list underscores how routine attacks have become and heightens worries that China can use the information to blunt America's military superiority and keep pace with emerging technologies.

TALKS: Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel will discuss the escalating cyberthreat with counterparts from several countries during a trip to Southeast Asia.