Russo-Ukraine War: Seeing China Support Ukraine, US. Is said

Washington: Russia and China seek to expand their military influence regionally and globally, with Moscow seeking to take control of Taiwan by invading Ukraine and Beijing, the US Defense Department said in a statement Tuesday (local time).

“Officers discussed the efforts of the United States, allies, and partners to counter those ambitions during a House Armed Services Committee today,” the statement said. “The United States is at a critical moment, along with our allies and partners, in meeting the challenges of today and tomorrow,” Mara Karlin, assistant secretary of defense for strategy, plans and capabilities, said, citing Russia and China.
“Security cooperation is an important tool to help key allies and partners strengthen their defenses and enhance our ability to rely on each other in times of need,” she said.
Carlin said the upcoming National Defense Strategy will emphasize how the department will strengthen these alliances and partnerships to advance national security through integrated deterrence.
Carlin said that in Asia, the US is strengthening its partnership with India, Australia, Japan and countries in Southeast Asia.
“Our support for Taiwan is solid,” she said, citing the Taiwan Relations Act. He said the US has provided him with $18 billion in security assistance and will continue to ensure that he has the appropriate asymmetric defense capabilities.
Meanwhile, a delegation of former US defense and security officials will arrive in Taiwan on Tuesday for a two-day visit, which is likely to elicit a strong reaction from China. (ANI)

First published:March 2, 2022 at 9:23 am

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