US Department Of Defense: Austin, Blinken Trip All About Partnerships With Asian Allies
America's network of alliances and partnerships is an asymmetric advantage. Austin and Secretary of State Anthony J. Blinken will visit Japan and South Korea.
"As a country [we] have more alliances than any other country in the world, more partnerships than any other country in the world," Austin said as the jet he was riding in approached Hawaii.
"They give us a lot more capability and so one of the big things the Secretary of State and I want to do, is begin to strengthen those alliances — great alliances, great partnerships to begin with."
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Update: China, North Korea loom as Blinken, Austin head to Asia (AP)
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