The United States intends to continue implementing the policy of “containing” China in the situation around Taiwan. The United States intends to achieve this by deploying new medium-range missiles in the Indo-Pacific region. The American publication Defense one writes about this, citing the commander of the US Pacific Forces, Charles Flynn.
Flynn said there are plans to deploy a limited number of ground-launched Tomahawk missiles and SM-6 anti-aircraft missiles to the region in 2024. The military official did not specify the timing of when the new forces would be deployed. According to the publication, Flynn previously said that more regional militaries want to conduct exercises with American forces as a response to China’s increasingly aggressive behavior towards some countries in the Indo-Pacific region.
Earlier, Vedomosti wrote that the United States and China will resume consultations on nuclear arms control. It was planned that the countries would hold consultations on this issue during negotiations between US President Joe Biden and President of the People’s Republic of China Xi Jinping on the sidelines of the APEC summit in San Francisco.
At midnight on November 7, the Russian Foreign Ministry announced the completion of the procedure for Russia’s withdrawal from the CFE Treaty. The law on the denunciation of the CFE Treaty was signed by Russian President Vladimir Putin on May 29, 2023. The Kremlin explained that this mechanism was no longer alive, and Moscow, with this document, brought the situation in line with what was happening de facto.
In response to Russia’s actions, on November 10, the Secretary General of the military alliance, Jens Stoltenberg, at a press conference in Berlin, announced the need to strengthen NATO in connection with the Russian Federation’s withdrawal from the Treaty on Conventional Armed Forces in Europe (CFE).