Lloyd Austin, the US defense secretary, wants to see more US troops training in Australia, which would signal the US commitment to Indo-Pacific security.
This article by Doug G. Ware, writing for Stars & Stripes, makes the following points:
- The enhanced rotations are intended to provide more security for allies in the
- The Indo-Pacific region is an area of concern for the US and Australia because of expanding Chinese influence in the region.
- During the news conference, Austin also said Japan would play a crucial part in developing better regional security.
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