24 ianuarie 2021

Austin discusses security threats with counterparts in Japan, South Korea, soon after taking office

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TOKYO – New Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has made his first official phone calls to counterparts in Japan and South Korea, according to a pair of Pentagon statements issued over the weekend.The discussions took place Saturday, the day after the retired four-star Army general was sworn in as the United States’ 28th defense chief and the first Black man to serve in that role.While neither statement mentioned China or North Korea by name, both said Austin addressed a broad range of defense and [...]