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Russian Defense Minister Andrei Belousov attends a ceremony marking the anniversary of the Nazi invasion of the Soviet Union in World War II by the Kremlin wall in Moscow on Saturday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 26, 2024
U.S. and Russia defense chiefs speak as tensions rise over Crimea attack
Russia's Defense Ministry said that Andrei Belousov warned Lloyd Austin of the dangers of continued U.S. arms supplies to Ukraine.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (left) listens as Cambodia's former Prime Minister Hun Sen speaks during a meeting in Phnom Penh on Tuesday.
WORLD / Politics
Jun 4, 2024
U.S. defense chief visits Cambodia to boost ties with China ally
Washington is concerned that a Cambodian naval base that is being upgraded by Beijing might be used to boost the Asian giant's influence in the Gulf of Thailand.
Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun speaks at the Shangri-la Dialogue security conference in Singapore on Sunday.
Jun 2, 2024
A tale of two narratives: China and U.S. defense chiefs agree to disagree
Dong Jun, China’s first naval officer to be named defense minister, also took aim at U.S. allies in a speech at the Shangri-La Dialogue.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during the IISS Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore on Saturday.
Jun 1, 2024
U.S. defense chief stresses commitment to Asia as concerns mount
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Washington was focused on the region even as the White House grapples with the conflicts raging in Ukraine and Gaza.
Chinese Defense Minister Dong Jun (center) arrives with his delegation for a bilateral meeting with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin on the sidelines of the 21st Shangri-La Dialogue summit at the Shangri-La Hotel in Singapore on Friday.
May 31, 2024
U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs agree on importance of military talks
The meeting marked the first face-to-face talks by the U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs in 18 months.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin speaks during a media briefing at the Pentagon in Washington on Monday.
May 25, 2024
U.S. and Chinese defense chiefs to meet this week, as military drills around Taiwan end
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin will meet his Chinese counterpart, Dong Jun, this week for the first time, the Pentagon said Friday.
Foreign Minister Yoko Kamikawa in a news conference on Friday in Tokyo
May 10, 2024
Japan raps U.S. officials' remarks about atomic bombings
The comments were "inappropriate and unacceptable" the Foreign Minister told a parliamentary committee meeting.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara takes part in an arrival ceremony with U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin at the Pentagon in Washington last October.
JAPAN / Politics / FOCUS
Apr 30, 2024
‘Collective capacity’ to top agenda at four-way defense talks in Hawaii
One thing will be on Defense Minister Minoru Kihara's mind: how to deepen military and security cooperation with allies to counter China.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara is considering visiting Hawaii for talks with his U.S. counterpart, Lloyd Austin.
Apr 18, 2024
Japan and U.S. mull holding defense ministers meeting in Hawaii
Kihara and Austin are expected to agree to accelerate efforts to realize more effective command and control systems for the Japan-U.S. alliance.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks during a news conference at the Pentagon in Washington in May last year. Austin held talks with his Chinese counterpart on Tuesday for the first time in nearly a year and a half.
Apr 17, 2024
U.S. and China defense chiefs hold first talks in nearly 18 months
While the talks signaled improving military-to-military ties, the two superpowers remain at odds over a number of issues.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Tuesday will be leading the monthly meeting known as the Ukraine defense contact group (UDCG) of about 50 allies that have been militarily supporting Ukraine.
WORLD / Politics
Mar 19, 2024
Out of money, Pentagon chief looks to convince allies of commitment to Ukraine
Lack of funding is already having an impact on the ground in Ukraine and Ukrainian forces are having to manage scarce resources, officials say.
U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin is being treated for prostate cancer, the Pentagon said on Tuesday.
Jan 10, 2024
Biden unaware of Pentagon chief's prostate cancer until Jan. 9
Lloyd Austin, who is 70, has been hospitalized since Jan. 1 at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center.
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin during a press briefing by President Joe Biden at the White House in Washington in January last year.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 7, 2024
Biden left in dark on defense secretary’s hospital stay for days
Several U.S. senators privately expressed concern that they weren’t informed sooner about defense chief Lloyd Austin's hospitalization.
Critics — including a number of reporters in the Pentagon press corps — slammed the decision not to release information that U.S. Secretary of State Lloyd Austin was ill until Friday, five days after he was hospitalized.
WORLD / Politics
Jan 6, 2024
Pentagon keeps defense chief's hospitalization under wraps for days
The news — which was released five days after Lloyd Austin was hospitalized — emerged as Washington faces a growing crisis in the Middle East.
A Ground Self-Defense Force V-22 Osprey aircraft takes part in a live-fire exercise at the East Fuji Maneuver Area in Gotemba, Shizuoka Prefecture, in May.
JAPAN / Politics
Dec 13, 2023
U.S. and Japan defense chiefs call Osprey safety 'top priority'
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara asked that the U.S. military not resume Osprey flights until the aircraft's safety could be ensured.
The trip to Kyiv is U.S. Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin's second since Russia launched a full-scale invasion of Ukraine in February 2022.
WORLD / Politics
Nov 20, 2023
Pentagon chief visits Ukraine to reassure Kyiv on U.S. support
Austin's trip comes amid opposition from hard-line Republican lawmakers, which has raised doubts about the future of American assistance.
Defense Minister Minoru Kihara is scheduled to visit Washington early next month.
JAPAN / Politics
Sep 27, 2023
Japan's new defense chief to visit Washington in early October
Among the topics expected to be discussed during the visit is what role the U.S. will play in Japan's newly authorized "counterstrike capabilities."
U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin (left) and Papua New Guinea Defense Minister Win Bakri Daki walk to their meeting in Port Moresby on Thursday.
Jul 27, 2023
Austin visit signals Papua New Guinea's growing strategic importance
Topping the agenda were discussions with Prime Minister James Marape on the implementation of two landmark security pacts that Washington and Port Moresby negotiated in May.
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2023
Japan, U.S. and South Korea agree to share North Korea missile data in real-time
Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada said the three countries would work toward launching the trilateral system “within the next few months.'
Japan Times
Jun 3, 2023
U.S. defense chief says China talks 'essential' to curbing chance of conflict
As dangerously close U.S.-China military encounters rise, the U.S. defense secretary slammed China's unwillingness to meet and discuss improving crisis management mechanisms.


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