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Pentagon chief reports successful containment of Russia and China

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Pentagon chief reports successful containment of Russia and China

The head of the Pentagon, Mark Esper, reported to the US military for his first year in office. His main merit is the US Secretary of Defense that he managed to "contain the aggression of Russia and China." This is stated in the released video message, a transcript of his speech is published on the Pentagon website.


Speaking in summarizing his activities as head of the Pentagon, Esper emphasized that his main achievement was "deterring the aggression of Russia and China." Also, he said, the US was opposed to "aggression by rogue states," to which the US Secretary of Defense classified North Korea and Iran.

Among other achievements of the US Department of Defense, which he led during the year, Esper attributed counter-terrorism operations around the world, maintaining the US leading role in the coalition against the Islamic State terrorist organization (banned in Russia), maintaining freedom of navigation in the Persian Gulf and in the South China Sea.

Last year, when he was appointed to the post, Esper said that he considered his main task to win the rivalry among the "great powers", to which he attributed Russia and China, calling them the main US competitors in the world.

During his tenure as US Secretary of Defense, Esper has repeatedly stated that Russia and China are trying to undermine the world order. At the same time, he recognized the US lagging behind Russia in the development of certain types weaponsincluding hypersonic.

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  1. Insurgent
    Insurgent 8 July 2020 09: 06
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    Pentagon chief reports successful containment of Russia and China

    And he did not mention anywhere, in his speech, that the "containment" became successful thanks exclusively to financial injections into the structures of the Pentagon, and did he not hint in this way that if you still get some money in advance, then these "aggressive Russians and Chinese"let's break wassat ?
    1. Mitroha
      Mitroha 8 July 2020 09: 12
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      The US Secretary of Defense considers his main merit to be that he managed to "contain the aggression of Russia and China."

      Hand face. Humanity is neither to give nor to take. The Power of Tantalums and Superman in Onelaughing
      1. NIKN
        NIKN 8 July 2020 18: 24
        +1
        The US Secretary of Defense considers his main merit to be that he managed to "contain the aggression of Russia and China."

        Take a pie from the shelf. :))
    2. Cyril G ...
      Cyril G ... 8 July 2020 09: 51
      -1
      In a nutshell - Give us another hundred milliards and not all of you.
    3. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 8 July 2020 11: 39
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      Quote: Insurgent
      And he did not mention anywhere, in his speech, that "containment" became successful thanks to exclusively financial injections into the structures of the Pentagon

      Money in the Pentagon is sacred, it is better to remain silent about it. But the hint is "to enumerate only in bearer cryptocurrency".
  2. alone
    alone 8 July 2020 09: 10
    +4
    You never know what Esper says ... US Secretary of Defense has not lagged behind Trump .. Both are crazy
    1. Lipchanin
      Lipchanin 8 July 2020 10: 01
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      Quote: lonely
      US Secretary of Defense is not far behind Trump ..

      And I think there’s a shadow of Zhenya psaki
  3. Tusv
    Tusv 8 July 2020 09: 13
    +2
    Well damn. Either Obama’s business. Tore and isolated. And these all hold back something and hold back
    1. Kurare
      Kurare 8 July 2020 09: 32
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      Quote: Tusv
      And these all hold back something and hold back

      Don't put it on. After autumn, "sleeping Joe" will come, so he will surely break everyone. laughing
  4. Mountain shooter
    Mountain shooter 8 July 2020 09: 13
    +2
    The easiest way is to defeat a fictitious opponent ... With real ones it may not turn out so "beautiful" ...
  5. Prisoner
    Prisoner 8 July 2020 09: 19
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    I wonder who infected whom? Wide and "independent" amers or Americans "independent"? Both those and these "hold back" the poor fellow, as much as smoke from the ears. laughing Although Esper’s wretched fantasy. He would have said that last year, just in time for Christmas, the attack of humanoids from the Alpha Centauri was reflected and won. It is also believable as about Russia and about China, but larger and more solid. Maybe they would throw even more money.
    1. tihonmarine
      tihonmarine 8 July 2020 11: 46
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      Quote: Captive
      Both those and these "hold back" the poor fellow, as much as smoke from the ears.

      "Send reinforcements, we are holding out with our last bit of strength!" Send new Mercedes, Smrnoff vodka, caviar (in banks), dollars in cryptocurrency, no cartridges are needed.
      1. Prisoner
        Prisoner 8 July 2020 15: 06
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        laughing Exactly. The main currency is a weapon of destructive power
  6. Rostislav
    Rostislav 8 July 2020 09: 31
    +2
    "You cannot praise yourself, no one will. And you walk as if spat upon."
  7. tralflot1832
    tralflot1832 8 July 2020 09: 32
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    Actually, on the front pages of the news, a statement by China demanding the United States to extend START 3! And the Chinese spoke there, dunked the hegemon from the heart !!!
  8. Poetry
    Poetry 8 July 2020 09: 56
    +2
    Don Quixote is also out, holding back the mills. Then they took him to the "durka". About 60 years ago, their defense minister, shouting "The Russians are coming!", Jumped out the window. Not enough nerves.
  9. Lipchanin
    Lipchanin 8 July 2020 10: 00
    +1
    that its main achievement is "containing the aggression of Russia and China."

    Well, what part of the body did he "restrain"
  10. Tugarin
    Tugarin 8 July 2020 10: 02
    +8
    PR in its purest form
  11. orionvitt
    orionvitt 8 July 2020 10: 09
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    its main achievement is "containing the aggression of Russia and China"
    Yeah, "after long and prolonged battles, the US army threw back the enemy troops from the territories they had previously occupied ....." laughing That's just fought in the Pentagon, against Russia and China, exclusively by mouth.
  12. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 8 July 2020 11: 05
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    Pentagon chief reports successful containment of Russia and China
    Well, the spitting image of "Captain America" ​​saving not only the United States, but the whole world. Now we understand the bravura-stupid statements of Ukrainian generals (admirals) - chicks of one nest. Both of them have only "great" victories behind them.
  13. K-50
    K-50 8 July 2020 11: 22
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    Pentagon chief Mark Esper reported to the US military for the first year in office. The US Secretary of Defense considers his main merit to be that he managed to "contain the aggression of Russia and China."

    What was aggression expressed in? And Russia and China know that someone is holding back their "aggression".
    Maybe it's all in a pink pin dos dream the minister dreamed of? fellow wassat
  14. Rusticolus
    Rusticolus 8 July 2020 13: 53
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    Chu. Reported called. Either I'm here for example restraining countless hordes of strangers from neighboring Andromeda. So hold back so hold back ... and no one will even say thank you. And all I have is that only a couple of the most stifled, like in Hollywood, were able to crawl. wassat
  15. venik
    venik 8 July 2020 14: 22
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    "...The US Secretary of Defense considers his main merit to be that he managed to "contain the aggression of Russia and China."...... ".
    ========
    How lovely! Here it is - the BEST WORK in the world - it turns out to BE RETAINED !!! You sit yourself .... You spit at the ceiling .... And to the question: "What did you do?" - you answer: "And I - DECLINED!". To the question: "Whom?" (Here you immediately need to name the one who was not going to attack). Well, if they really get into trouble, like: "So they didn't attack?" and the answer is immediately ready: "Because kept!!! wassat
  16. 1536
    1536 10 July 2020 08: 41
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    Russia and China save the USA. It is as if they bypass the side of an aggressive drunken bully, who lifts up all the passers-by on the street, apparently in the hope that he will finally oversleep and will become human.