It's clear that Israel does not want the Iran nuclear deal to be salvaged, but provocations may speed up re-negotiation.
Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin will meet with Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu to possibly discuss US arms supplies to Israel.
NATO and Kiev have warned Russia against building up troops near eastern Ukraine, prompting Kremlin spokesperson Dmitry Peskov to threaten Western countries with force if they send troops to join the fray.
Since the 'war on terror', US Central Command has had extraordinary influence over American politics. But a greater focus on China brings with it new opportunities.
The move was downplayed by the Biden administration officials as "common" military testing, saying they would not block Washington's efforts to engage with North Korea on denuclearisation.
Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin makes his first visit to the war-torn country amid questions about how long US troops will stay there.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Pentagon chief Lloyd Austin are in Japan and issues on agenda range from solidifying Asian alliances against China to North Korean nuclear issue and a military coup in Myanmar.
Retired general Lloyd Austin is the second cabinet nominee of new President Joe Biden to gain approval and the first African American to become secretary of defence.
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