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 …