QUESTION: - Vostok exercise in Russia?
Does - are you worried about a possible military alliance anytime in the future between Russia and China? Does this kind of behavior fall short of an alliance? And - and does the articulation of our - of the U.S. great power competition strategy increase the likelihood of driving those two powers together?
SEC. MATTIS: Yeah. I think that nations act out of their interests. I see little in the long term that aligns Russia and China.