오스틴은 시미 밸리에서 열린 레이건 국방 포럼에서 폭스 뉴스 앵커 브렛 베이어와 기조 연설을 하는 동안 이렇게 말했습니다., 캘리포니아.
Pointing out how China has been launching multiple air operations near Taiwan in recent months, Baier asked Austin, “Do you think that these are training flights for future operations?”
Austin noted that he didn’t want to speculate, but said, “확실히, it looks like them exploring what their true capabilities [아르], and sure, it looks like rehearsal.”
Austin also affirmed U.S. dominance in the Pacific, telling Baier, “China is not 10 feet tall.”
“America is a Pacific power,” 오스틴이 말했다. “The Indo-Pacific is a region of great opportunity and real challenges. One of those challenges is the emergence of an increasingly assertive and autocratic China.”