Australian soldiers practice an amphibious assault landing during joint military exercises between Australia and the United States in 2017. Photo: Reuters Australian soldiers practice an amphibious assault landing during joint military exercises between Australia and the United States in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Australian soldiers practice an amphibious assault landing during joint military exercises between Australia and the United States in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Australia

Amid China warnings, Australia to spend US$581 million on military bases, joint exercises with US

  • The spending will be used to upgrade an airstrip and improve training facilities for Australian defence personnel and US Marines in the Northern Territory, where thousands of American troops are based
  • It was announced days after senior government figures raised the alarm about the ‘beating drums’ of war and the possibility of Australia becoming embroiled in a military conflict over Taiwan

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Australian soldiers practice an amphibious assault landing during joint military exercises between Australia and the United States in 2017. Photo: Reuters Australian soldiers practice an amphibious assault landing during joint military exercises between Australia and the United States in 2017. Photo: Reuters
Australian soldiers practice an amphibious assault landing during joint military exercises between Australia and the United States in 2017. Photo: Reuters
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