US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says a system is in place “to ensure our partners get the equipment and systems they need, when they need them”. Photo: AP
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says a system is in place “to ensure our partners get the equipment and systems they need, when they need them”. Photo: AP

US will expand arms sales to ‘like-minded nations’ to counter China, Russia, defence chief says

  • United States also needs to help build capabilities of friendly militaries and boost ties with them, Mark Esper says
  • He calls for defence industry to compete with Beijing and Moscow by taking a new approach to exports

Topic |   US-China relations
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says a system is in place “to ensure our partners get the equipment and systems they need, when they need them”. Photo: AP
US Defence Secretary Mark Esper says a system is in place “to ensure our partners get the equipment and systems they need, when they need them”. Photo: AP
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