Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin warned China the U.S. would not ‘flinch’ when its interests have been threatened, but added the Biden administration would not seek out confrontation. During a speech in Singapore on Tuesday, Austin said he has been committed to pursuing a constructive and stable relationship with China.
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U.S. Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin spoke out on the ongoing concern of mental health in our military. In a press conference on Saturday at Eielson Air Force Base in Alaska, he stressed the importance of addressing the issues surrounding mental health.
Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said Afghan leadership needed to somehow cut the Taliban’s momentum if they wanted to retake the country. Speaking from an Alaskan Air Force base on Saturday, Austin said Afghan leadership has been consolidating their forces around the country’s key population centers.
On Wednesday, the Biden administration announced it will start evacuating Afghan visa applicants that are currently under threat, as concern for their safety among the war-torn country grows.
Senate Democrats are looking to add nearly $2 billion to a lower chamber capitol security proposal. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) introduced the enormous bill on the Senate floor Monday.
Rep. Vicky Hartzler (R-Mo.) is sounding the alarm about the Department of Defense after Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin refused to say whether supporters of President Trump would be considered “extremists.” One America’s John Hines caught up with her.