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"If there is one basic element in our Constitution, it is civilian control of the military." -- Harry S. Truman

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Yet another out-of-control Chinese rocket is sparking concern — a year after one of Beijing's spacecrafts showered debris over the Indian Ocean. 

Experts fear that part of a 21-ton Long March 5B rocket, which was launched to space on Sunday, may fail to fully burn up as it re-enters Earth's atmosphere.

It would then plummet to the surface in an uncertain location and at great speed.

Although the chances of debris hitting an inhabited area are very low, many experts think that China is taking an unnecessary risk.