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US Defense Secretary Lloyd tests COVID-19 positive

Washington:  US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin on Sunday announced he has tested COVID-19 positive.

Austin says US ready to support Taiwan in face of with China’s military rise

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: China is rapidly strengthening its nuclear capabilities, but Washington is prepared for competition and will also work on supporting Taiwan’s ability to defend itself, US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.

Lloyd Austin tells Afghan forces to slow down Taliban's momentum

Kabul:  US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin has said the Afghanistan security forces should first make sure they could slow the Taliban's momentum before attempting to retake territory.

US yet to make final decision on withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan: Pentagon chief

Washington/Sputnik: US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin said US President Joe Biden has not made a final decision on the pullout of US troops from Afghanistan yet.

Joe Biden to nominate Ex-CENTCOM Chief Austin to lead Defense Department: Reports

Washington/Sputnik: President-elect Joe Biden is expected to nominate former commander of US Central Command, retired Army Gen. Lloyd Austin, to be his Secretary of Defense, Politico reported citing three people familiar with the matter.