U.S. Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin speaks after a meeting with Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Jerusalem on April 12, 2021. Menahem Kahana/Pool via REUTERS
Ukraine and Afghanistan are expected to be priorities for US Secretary of Defence Lloyd Austin, pictured, and Secretary of State Antony Blinken during their trip to Brussels. Reuters

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