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No plan to shoot down Chinese rocket -Pentagon chief

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said on Thursday there was no plan at this point to shoot down the remnants of a large Chinese rocket expected to plunge back through the atmosphere this weekend.

Speaking with reporters, Austin said the hope was the rocket would land in the ocean.

(Reporting by Idrees Ali and Phil Stewart; Editing by Chris Reese)

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