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Obama increases and makes U.S. military bases permanent in Australia

already worried the United States is caging it in, immediately
questioned whether strengthening military alliances would help the
region when economic woes put a premium on cooperation."With
my visit to the region, I am making it clear that the United States is
stepping up its commitment to the entire Asia-Pacific region," Obama
told a joint news conference with Gillard in Canberra.From next year, U.S. troops and aircraft will operate out of the tropical city of Darwin, only 820 kms (500 miles) from Indonesia,
able to respond quickly to any humanitarian and security issues in
Southeast Asia, where disputes over sovereignty of the South China Sea
are causing rising tensions."It is
appropriate for us to make sure...that the security architecture for
the region is updated for


Added: Nov-17-2011 Occurred On: Nov-17-2011
By: fishbulb77
World News
Tags: usa, austalia, china
Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (load item map)
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