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US pushes defense ties with Indonesia as China strengthens

Nov. 21, 2022 07:26 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd J. Austin met his Indonesian counterpart on Monday to push stronger defense ties amid growing Chinese naval activity in the Indo-Pacific region. Austin, at a joint news conference after meeting with Indonesian Defense Minister...

US defense chief: 'Tyranny and turmoil' in Russian invasion

Nov. 19, 2022 19:39 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned Saturday Russia’s invasion of Ukraine offers a preview of a world where nuclear-armed countries could threaten other nations and said Beijing, like Moscow, seeks a world where might makes right. Austin made...

Canadian defense minister says Ukraine winning the war

Nov. 18, 2022 17:13 PM EST

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (AP) — Canada’s defense minister said Friday Ukraine’s military is winning the war and Russian President Vladimir Putin has only united NATO and renewed its purpose. Defense Minister Anita Anand made the remarks at the start of the annual Halifax...