US want to quickly deploy new missiles in Asia

Sydney, Aug 3 (AFP/APP):Washington wants to quickly deploy new intermediate-range missiles in Asia, US Defense Secretary Mark Esper said Saturday in a move likely to anger China.
The new Pentagon chief said the US was now free to deploy the weapons following its withdrawal Friday from the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) treaty with Russia.
“Yes I would like to,” Esper said when asked if the US was considering deploying new medium-range conventional weapons in Asia.
“We would like to deploy a capability sooner rather than later,” Esper told reporters on a plane to Sydney at the start of a week-long tour of Asia.
“I would prefer months… But these things tend to take longer than you expect.”

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