Defense Secretary Austin says US would enter conflict if Russia attacks Estonia

In the event that Russia launches an attack or invasion against Estonia, the United States will enter the conflict, according to the head of the Department of the Defense.

Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin III spoke Thursday at a meeting of NATO defense ministers in Brussels, Belgium. The conference focused heavily on the Russian invasion of Ukraine, which is approaching its year anniversary.

Austin was asked by a reporter how the country could be confident they’d have the backing of U.S. military might in the event of a Russian invasion.