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ASEAN Defense Chiefs Expand Talks to China, U.S., India

U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin meets with Vietnamese counterpart, General Phan Văn Giang. Image via @SecDef

ASEAN defense ministers gathering in Jakarta expanded talks on Thursday to include defense chiefs from China, the U.S., Japan, and India.

U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin attended but did not meet with a Chinese counterpart.

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