Skip to comments.First US marines arrive in northern Australia
Posted on 04/04/2012 7:19:33 PM PDT by traumer
The first detachment of 200 US Marines has arrived in northern Australia, where a permanent joint training hub is taking shape as part of a US shift of military strength in the Asia-Pacific region.
In November, the United States and Australia announced plans to send more US military aircraft to Australia and to rotate up to 2,500 Marines through the northern city of Darwin to better protect American interests across Asia.
Prime Minister Julia Gillard said in a statement the first 200 Marines had arrived in Darwin late on Tuesday from Hawaii. She said the initial six-month rotation of Fox Company will not include heavy equipment, vehicles or aircraft. Air and sea movements in support of this rotation will be minimal, she said. "There are no US military bases in Australia, and this will not change," she said.
Defense Minister Stephen Smith told the Marines Wednesday at an Australian army barracks outside Darwin where they will be based that their arrival was a historic day in the 61-year-old alliance between Australia and the United States.
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Those lucky bastards...
“....to better protect American interests across Asia.”
Protect against whom?
Why bother protecting anything in this world when you, at the same time, allow a deluge of muslims into the country?
War is hell! /sarc
Just like Obama and Panetta to invade our friends, not our enemies. SOmebody get them a map!
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