In opening remarks to the Senate subcommittee, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the post-Cold War era is “over” but an “intense competition” is underway, Report informs, citing Anadolu.

“We, the United States, have a positive vision for the future: a world that is free, that is secure, that is open, that is prosperous. And it’s our belief that the budget that we put forward will help advance that vision and deliver on issues that actually matter to the American people, particularly by preparing us to effectively meet two broad sets of challenges,” he said.