DOD: U.S., Japanese Defense Leaders Discuss Progress on Closer Alliance
Austin specifically stated the United States' unwavering commitment to Japan, including "extended deterrence provided by the full range of U.S. conventional and nuclear capabilities."
Department of Defense: “U.S. and Japanese defense leaders are "operationalizing" agreements that are deepening the treaty alliance, said Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III and Japanese Defense Minister Yasukazu Hamada in Tokyo.
"This is a consequential time for our alliances," Austin said during a news conference following today's meeting. "We are…