Defense leaders await China's response to Singapore meeting

By Linda Hersey / May 25, 2023 at 5:09 PM
Ahead of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin's scheduled trip next week to Singapore, U.S. leaders continue to have hope they will hear from Chinese leaders about a proposed meeting on the sidelines of Asia’s premier security summit -- the International Institute of Strategic Studies' Shangri-La Dialogue. “We're going out to Shangri-La to hear from a lot of allies and partners and have open lines of communication with leaders throughout the region,” Ely Ratner, assistant defense secretary for Indo-Pacific security affairs, said...

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