Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin apologizes for secrecy about his cancer

Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said Thursday that his recent cancer diagnosis was a “gut punch” that left him shaken, disclosing new details about his ensuing medical crisis and asserting that he did not direct his staff to withhold the situation from the White House. Austin, speaking to the media for the first time in about … Read more

Lloyd Austin visits Kyiv as worries rise over U.S. military funding

Comment on this storyCommentAdd to your saved storiesSave KYIV — Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin arrived in Kyiv on Monday offering reassurance to Ukrainian leaders on behalf of the Biden administration that American aid will continue despite mounting opposition by Republicans in Congress and battlefield setbacks against Russian troops. It is Austin’s second visit to Ukraine … Read more

Marjorie Taylor Greene moved to slash Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s salary to $1, exposing a rift between MAGA Republicans and military officials under the Biden Administration

Georgia Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene proposed an amendment on Wednesday that would slash Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s budget to $1.John Ochieng, Benjamin Hendren/Getty Images A government shutdown is looming as Republican lawmakers struggle to agree on a funding plan. Meanwhile, a faction of hard-right GOP members moved to cut Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin’s salary. The … Read more

Lloyd Austin, China’s Li Shangfu commerce barbs on Taiwan, South China Sea

Touch upon this storyComment Senior U.S. and Chinese language protection officers publicly traded accusations of stoking rigidity within the Taiwan Strait in separate speeches at a protection discussion board this weekend, after Beijing rejected a non-public assembly — undercutting hope for an easing of the diplomatic standoff. Talking on the annual Shangri-La Dialogue in Singapore … Read more