US Secretary Of Defense: ” A New Strategy Is Needed”
US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin has called for a new defense vision to address cyber and space-borne threats and “larger wars.”
In his speech at the handover ceremony of the Indo-Pacific Command at Pearl Harbor Naval Base, Secretary Austin stated that the United States must establish a strategy that goes beyond the interventions in Iraq and Afghanistan, which he calls “old wars”.
“WE MUST USE ALL OUR EQUIPMENT”
Stressing that military power should support diplomacy, US Secretary of Defense Austin said, “The US armed forces should not stand apart from US diplomacy, it should be its pillar. We should develop a foreign policy that uses all the tools of our national power.”.
Stating that he spent the last 20 years of his life dealing with the consequences of the old wars, “The way we fight the next great war will be very different from the old wars. We must move towards a new vision to defend our country.” he said.
Underlining that the US military should not be content with its confidence to be the world’s largest and most capable power, Austin said, “Our potential rivals are consciously working to balance our superiority.”.
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