Chinese military flights near Taiwan look like ‘rehearsals’- Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Saturday said Chinese military flights near Taiwan look like “rehearsals” though he did not indicate that he expected Beijing actually to carry out such operations. Cross-strait tensions have been rising in recent months, with Taiwan complaining for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near… Continue reading Chinese military flights near Taiwan look like ‘rehearsals’- Pentagon chief

US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam

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According to the US embassy in Hanoi, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will visit Southeast Asia later this month. His itinerary includes stops in the Philippines, Singapore, and Vietnam. “Secretary Austin’s visit will demonstrate the importance the Biden-Harris Administration places on Southeast Asia and on ASEAN as an essential part of the Indo-Pacific’s architecture,” Pentagon… Continue reading US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to visit Philippines, Singapore, Vietnam