Pentagon Warns China: Will Keep War-Fighting Edge in region
Washington, Dec. 5 -- Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said the US is building a more lethal force posture in the Indo-Pacific as part of efforts to make sure China doesn't dominate the region the way it intends to. China is "the only country with both the will and, increasingly, the power to reshape its region and the international order to suit its authoritarian preferences", Austin said on Saturday. "So, let me be clear - we're not going to let that happen." He said the US would "sustain and sharpen our war-fighting advantages" and bolster its force "to build a more lethal, mobile and distributed force posture". P9...
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