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    The US is expected to eventually base 25,000 US Marines in rotation at a current Australian military base outside Darwin.

    BARACK OBAMA is to announce that the US will begin rotating Marines through an Australian base in Darwin in a permanent new military presence, intensifying the alliance in a sign of heightened concern about China.

    He is scheduled to make the announcement with the Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, when they visit Darwin next Thursday during Mr Obama's first visit to Australia as president. The 26-hour visit will mark the 60th anniversary of the ANZUS alliance.

    The Marines are the chief US ground combat force in the Pacific theatre, the so-called ''tip of the spear''.



    Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/national/us-ma...#ixzz1drbVXyFt

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    The US originally wanted to build a base but the Australian government refused.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    The US originally wanted to build a base but the Australian government refused.
    No problem. We'll expand the current base to accomodate our Marines.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    The US originally wanted to build a base but the Australian government refused.
    You'll be glad they are there one day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconMagician View Post
    You'll be glad they are there one day.
    Like the day they arrive. The infusion of American dollars into the local economy and the civilian jobs created will be a big boost to Darwin's economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SiliconMagician View Post
    You'll be glad they are there one day.
    Why? The only country that has the projection power to invade us is the one being invited in.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    Why? The only country that has the projection power to invade us is the one being invited in.
    Exactly right, Im at a loss to understand what Gillard is attempting to acheive by this.
    Die dulci fruere

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    Exactly right, Im at a loss to understand what Gillard is attempting to acheive by this.
    The US want it, its got nothing to do with anything Gillard wants for Australia other then a boost to NT business, and the extra protection it might provide (whilst also becoming a bigger target). This is a case of bending over to the US, and its the ALP doing it LOL. Wheres Bob Brown and his strong anti-US sentiment!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzerkampfwagen View Post
    Why? The only country that has the projection power to invade us is the one being invited in.
    It won't be long before China will be knocking on your door, and they won't want to play nice.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ian View Post
    Exactly right, Im at a loss to understand what Gillard is attempting to acheive by this.
    Closer security ties to the USA for the day when China goes apestuff and tries to conquer your part of the world. But hey, you might be able to appease them. You wont' like the terms though.

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