US marines to join Australian warship deployed in the Pacific as anxiety over China grows

US marines to join Australian warship deployed in the Pacific as anxiety over China grows

Updated May 04, 2018 23:09:47 American marines will soon embed on Australia’s largest warship for a tour of Pacific island nations, as concerns grow among western allies over Beijing’s rising influence in the region. Key points: Defence Minister Marise Payne said planning for “Indo-Pacific Endeavour 18” had been underway since …

Record numbers of US Marines arrive in Darwin for six months of joint training

Record numbers of US Marines arrive in Darwin for six months of joint training

Posted April 23, 2018 20:19:07 Photo: The 1,587 US Marines started arriving in the Top End this month. (Supplied: Australian Defence Force) The largest contingent of US Marines to ever be stationed in the Northern Territory has arrived in Darwin to spend the next six months training alongside the Australian …