Friday, August 3, 2012

US report proposes aircraft carrier base in Western Australia

"A recently published review of US military deployments by a prominent Washington think tank has brought into sharp focus the ramifications of the Australian government’s unconditional support for the Obama administration’s confrontational “pivot” against China in the Asia-Pacific.

Australia figured prominently in the changes suggested by the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) to the US posture in the region. The most dramatic proposal is to relocate an aircraft carrier battle group from the American Atlantic coast to HMAS Stirling, an Indian Ocean naval base near Perth, the state capital of Western Australia (WA)."

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