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Pentagon chief seeks ‘new vision’ for US defence in face of emerging cyber and space threats

Published May 01 2021 at 4:19 AM GMT
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  • In his first major speech as Pentagon chief, Lloyd Austin on Friday called for developing a “new vision” for American defence in the face of emerging cyber and space threats and the prospect of fighting bigger wars.
  • Reflecting President Joe Biden’s promise to put diplomacy first in dealing with foreign policy problems, Austin said the military should provide leverage that diplomats can use to prevent conflict.
  • His comments suggested a contrast with what critics call the militarisation of US….



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  • Published May 1, 2021 4:19 AM GMT