US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin bumps fists with South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook on December 2, 2021. Photo: AP
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin bumps fists with South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook on December 2, 2021. Photo: AP

US accuses China of ‘increasing tensions’, hopes to resolve issues with Russia

  • Washington will keep 28,500 troops stationed in South Korea as defence chief Lloyd Austin criticises China’s pursuit of hypersonic weapons
  • The US has been keen to expand the role of its military in the South to address security threats from the North and from China, says an analyst

Topic |   United States
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin bumps fists with South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook on December 2, 2021. Photo: AP
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin bumps fists with South Korean Defence Minister Suh Wook on December 2, 2021. Photo: AP
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