China Backtrack The Pentagon today was at pains to clarify its policy towards contacts with the Chinese military, saying they would continue but be evaluated case by case. Officials were also intent on dispelling the notion that yesterday's mixed messages on the subject indicated any breakdown in the department's internal lines of command and communication. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports from the Pentagon.

China Backtrack

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The Pentagon today was at pains to clarify its policy towards contacts with the Chinese military, saying they would continue but be evaluated case by case. Officials were also intent on dispelling the notion that yesterday's mixed messages on the subject indicated any breakdown in the department's internal lines of command and communication. NPR's Tom Gjelten reports from the Pentagon.