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Pentagon Chief Says War With China Neither Imminent nor Unavoidable

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Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated that a war with China is neither imminent nor unavoidable. He conveyed this message during a security summit in Singapore. Austin’s remarks came after his first face-to-face meeting with his Chinese counterpart, where he aimed to adopt a nonconfrontational tone. The Biden administration is seeking to ease tensions with China, despite recent military activities by both countries near Taiwan and in the disputed South China Sea.