US Will Place 2,500 Marines in Australia

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US Will Place 2,500 Marines in Darwin
The US will put 2,500 Marines in Darwin, Australia, to counter Chinese threats. Photo : Reuters

atynews.com – United States (US) is reportedly planning to send its military to the state of Darwin, Australia.

Reported from Russia Today, Thursday (26/7/2018), According to the report, the US will send 2.5000 marines in Darwin in the near future.

According to the same report, US troop presence in Australia has increased since the first rotation of 250 soldiers in 2012.

Currently about 1,500 military personnel have been stationed in the Northern Territory of Australia along with US weapons and aircraft.

The Defense Department said that the shipment of 2,500 troops was following a meeting between the US and Australia this week.

Increasing US military footprint is widespread in the Pacific region, with some 22,000 Marines stationed in Okinawa, Japan, 7,000 in Guam and 28,500 in South Korea (South Korea).

US forces will also integrate in the upcoming Indo-Pacific Endeavor workshops. They will also conduct a series of exercises in Fiji, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Tonga and Vanuatu.

According to the same report, Army shipments are reported to anticipate China’s increasing military strength in Asia.

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