U.S. and Australia to share cost of U.S. military's Australian deployment

U.S. and Australia to share cost of U.S. military's Australian deployment
 

Australia and the United States have agreed to share the cost of the U.S. military's presence in Australia's tropical north, a critical part of President Barack Obama's "pivot" to Asia, Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne said on Thursday.
Payne met U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter in Washington this week to discuss plans to double the number of U.S. Marines in the northern city of Darwin from the current 1,250 by 2020, a goal that was delayed earlier this year from 2017 as originally planned.
Australia and the United States signed a "force posture agreement" in... read more

 
6 October 2016 in World News, Views: 37
Source: Reuters
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