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China seeks to refashion region, international system to serve its authoritarian interests: Llyod Austin

April 12, 2022 8:57 am

"China poses a major challenge," Austin said in his opening remarks at the 2+2 ministerial meeting being co-hosted along with his cabinet colleague Secretary of State Tony Blinken for their Indian counterparts Defence Minister Rajnath Singh and External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar.

After years of Chinese influence, US tries to renew ties in Southeast Asia

July 28, 2021 11:08 am

Speaking at a lecture in Singapore organized by the International Institute for Strategic Studies, a British think tank, Austin said, “I’ve come to Southeast Asia to deepen America’s bonds with the allies and partners on whom our common security depends.”

US Defence Secretary calls on PM Modi, conveys his country's strong desire to boost strategic ties

March 19, 2021 9:32 pm

India is the third stop of Austin's three-nation overseas tour, and the visit is seen as a strong commitment of the Joe Biden administration to its close allies and partners in the region.

Trump loyalists get top Pentagon jobs after Esper firing

November 11, 2020 6:03 pm

The abrupt changes sent reverberations through the Pentagon as nervous civilian and military personnel waited for the next shoe to drop. And they fuelled worries of a wider effort to drum out anyone considered not loyal enough to Trump.

Ashton Carter to be Obama's likely pick for new US Defence Secy

December 03, 2014 11:41 am

Carter emerged as the top candidate after leading contenders pulled their names from consideration.

US warns China over actions in Asia: ‘won’t look other way’

June 01, 2014 1:27 am

After Hagel outburst, China slams US ‘hegemonism, threat and intimidation’

Last Night World: US secures air base in Romania,begins pull out from Kyrgyzstan

October 20, 2013 4:28 am

The US will use a Romanian air base on the Black Sea as a transit point for its troops leaving Afghanistan.

US shutdown drags on,Pentagon staff to return to work

October 06, 2013 6:07 pm

House of Representatives approved a bill to pay federal workers once the shutdown ends.

Suicide bomb hits Kabul during US defense chief Chuck Hagel's visit,18 killed

March 09, 2013 10:57 am

Hagel was in a meeting at a coalition facility in Kabul and defense officials say he is in a safe location.

Chuck Hagel's remarks against India bizarre and outlandish: BJP

February 27, 2013 12:01 pm

New US Defence Secretary has said India financed problems for Pakistan in Afghanistan.

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US Defence Secy meets Rajnath, says India 'central pillar' in US approach in Indo-Pacific

March 20, 2021 6:17 pm

Austin arrived here on Friday on a three-day visit as part of his three-nation first overseas tour that signalled the Biden administration's strong commitment to its relations with its close allies and partners in the Indo-Pacific region.

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