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Warning from the US Secretary of Defense: “The US cannot be safe unless Asia is safe”

“The US cannot be secure unless Asia is secure,” US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said in Singapore, underlining once again that the Asia-Pacific region is a “priority” for Washington. Mr Austin's comments came a day after rare talks with his Chinese counterpart Dong Jun were described as “positive” by a Beijing spokesman. “The US cannot be secure unless Asia is secure and that is why the US has long maintained a presence in that region,” Mr Austin insisted during the Sagri-La Dialogue, an annual forum dedicated to in defense, which is being held until tomorrow Sunday and has turned in recent years into a barometer of Sino-American relations. Despite the wars in Europe and the Middle East, the Asia-Pacific region “remains the theater of operations” to which the US gives “priority”, he added. The US seeks to strengthen alliances and partnerships in the Asia-Pacific region, especially […]
Source: News Beast

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