From left: US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Australian Defence Minster Linda Reynolds discuss the US-Australian alliance in Sydney on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE

Pentagon chief takes aim at China as US and Australia reaffirm defence ties

  • Mark Esper says America won’t stand by as one nation tries to reshape the region through ‘destabilising’ military and economic expansion
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From left: US Secretary of Defence Mark Esper, US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, Australian Foreign Minister Marise Payne and Australian Defence Minster Linda Reynolds discuss the US-Australian alliance in Sydney on Sunday. Photo: EPA-EFE
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