Skip to comments.Obama visits Australia to announce expanded U.S. military presence
Posted on 11/14/2011 10:22:13 PM PST by Free ThinkerNY
HONOLULU President Obama will touch down on Australian soil for the first time Wednesday morning for a whirlwind two-day visit that the administration will use to unveil an expanded military presence that is part of its shifting focus on security in the Asian Pacific region.
During a stop at a military facility in Darwin, in Australia's remote Northern Territory, Obama and Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard are expected to announce a plan to allow U.S. Marines to use local bases for training and amphibious exercises.
White House aides declined Monday to provide details of the visit, but analysts cast the move as a modest first step as the United States reconsiders its force posture in a fast-changing region at a time when U.S. troops in Japan are undergoing a partial relocation to Guam.
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No blood for eucalyptus oil!
Obama will probably bring his own toilet, could not conceive his crap spinning in a different direction.
This is a precursor to the removal of troops from Japan and a reduction in Korea
Is he bringing his Australian interpreter?
(Beat me to it.)
Maybe he brought his Austrian interpreter?
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