US faced widespread criticism over an air strike in Kabul that killed 10 civilians, including children, during the final chaotic days of its troop withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Hulusi Akar and Lloyd Austin exchange views on defence and security issues, especially developments in Ukraine, the fight against terrorism and the F-16 fighter jet sale.
NATO's defence ministers plan to boost the alliance's forces and military equipment in its eastern flank as Russia's offensive continues in Ukraine.
Defence Minister General Wei Fenghe slams US Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin, rejecting his "smearing accusation" and saying Washington is seeking to advance its own interests "under the guise of multilateralism."
Chinese defence minister underlined that any attempt that aims to split Taiwan from China “will definitely come to no good end.”
US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin has said the United States will maintain its presence in Asia but Washington understands the need to prevent conflict.
When politicians profit from the sale of arms, then wars become sold to voters as new products.
US Army General Mark Milley said any possible Russian attack on Ukraine would result in "a significant amount of casualties" and destruction.
Council on American-Islamic Relations demands resignation of defence chief Lloyd Austin and "any military officials who had a direct role in approving the drone strike that killed 10 civilians" in August 2021.
The decision came after a New York Times investigation found that the US military tried to hide the 2019 Syria strike, which killed at least 70 civilians, including women and children.
Top US generals tell Senate committee they personally advised keeping 2,500 American troops in Afghanistan to bolster Ghani's embattled government, contradicting President Biden, who maintains no military chief advised him in favour of it.
US Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin and chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Mike Milley both testified at the US Senate Armed Services Committee hearing on Afghanistan.
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