Pentagon chief plans to shift US focus to military competition with China and Russia despite Middle East threat


Associated Press


South China Morning Press


 December 8, 2019


Defence Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday he still plans to shift the American military’s focus to competing with China and Russia, even as security threats pile up in the Middle East. Esper outlined his strategic goals and priorities in a speech at the Reagan National Defence Forum, an annual gathering of government, defence industry and military officials.