US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper inspects an honour guard ahead in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters
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US missile deployment will only raise tensions and risks in the region

  • The suggestion by new Defence Secretary Mark Esper will not solve Washington’s strategic problems in Asia. For that, it needs diplomacy and negotiation

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US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper inspects an honour guard ahead in Tokyo, Japan. Photo: Reuters
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