Trump’s new Pentagon’s chief says the US is testing once-banned missiles to ‘deter Chinese bad behavior’

August 23, 2019

Business Insider:

Having walked away from a Cold War-era arms control pact with Russia, the US is free to confront China in new ways. And it appears determined to do exactly that.

The Pentagon’s “number one priority” is China, Secretary of Defense Mark Esper told Fox News Wednesday in his first television interview since he took over the Department of Defense.

“China is the number one priority for this department,” Esper, who served as the secretary of the Army before becoming the defense secretary, told Fox News national security correspondent Jennifer Griffin.

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