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U.S. defense chief slams China’s drive for hypersonic weapons

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U.S. defense chief slams China’s drive for hypersonic weapons
Lloyd Austin said the U.S. is concerned about China’s military capability.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
12/02/2021 12:43 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea — The U.S. defense chief said Thursday that China’s pursuit of hypersonic weapons “increases tensions in the region.”

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin made the remarks in Seoul following annual security talks with his South Korean counterpart.

Austin said the U.S. is concerned about China’s military capability and calls Beijing “our pacing challenge.”

He said the U.S. will “maintain the capabilities to defend and deter against a range of potential threats from (China) to ourselves and to our allies.”

Earlier this week, the Pentagon released the results of a global posture review that directs additional cooperation with allies and partners to deter “potential Chinese military aggression and threats from North Korea.” The review also informed Austin’s approval of the permanent stationing of a previously rotational attack helicopter squadron and artillery division headquarters in South Korea.

South Korea has been reluctant to join U.S.-led regional initiatives to check China’s rise because its export-driven economy heavily relies on China, its biggest trading partner.

Seoul’s diplomatic and trade spats with Japan, which largely originate from Tokyo’s past colonization of the Korean Peninsula, have also compounded the prospects for a U.S. push to solidify its trilateral security cooperation with its two key Asian allies.

 

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I think US military presence increases tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. Besides, they are a social and environmental hazard.
 

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I think US military presence increases tensions in the Asia-Pacific region. Besides, they are a social and environmental hazard.
The world/UN should create new rules: no countries should have offensive forces outside their maritime economic zones except at times of war.
 

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Funny that the world biggest warmongerer, arm producer and exporter doesnt condemn themselves, do US politicians still have any shame left?
 

Stranagor

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Funny that the world biggest warmongerer, arm producer and exporter doesnt condemn themselves, do US politicians still have any shame left?
Anti-Russia/China is the easiest, cheapest political trick in the US. Marvelously, it works. Each US politician chooses either of them and a glorious career is built upon it.
 

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Why slam China? World police and self righteous telling other not to develop technology?

Only white and US can develop high tech, right? I hope no other sane countries or people will join US madness..
 

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A bit Rich coming from a country that has killed millions through its wars on humanity, mainly poor, innocent people.
 

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when enemy against us, means what we're doing is right.
and when they praise us,we should rethink, there must be something we did wrong.
 

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The Americans have collectively lost their minds at the rise of China.

It has done something crazy to their psyche.
 

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