According to the report of DailyMail, 2200 personnel of the US Marine Force will remain in the northern region of Australia from the month of September. According to the Defense Force of Australia, this is happening for the first time when 250 US infantry personnel are also being deployed. This US troop is part of Washington’s initiative in the Indo-Pacific region to prepare to respond to the threat of China’s invasion of Taiwan in the coming years.
1000 US Marines have already arrived in Australia
Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton warned in September that the conflict with China should not be underestimated. He said that the world is busy with Russia’s attack on Ukraine and China may dare to annex Taiwan. Apart from this deployment of US Marines, cooperation between the Air Force of the two countries is also increasing. According to the report, 1000 US Marine soldiers have already reached Australia.
These Marine soldiers will train the Australian Army on how to retaliate when there is a crisis in the region. This includes humanitarian aid, disaster relief, aid to US embassies or military operations. These soldiers have been stationed in Darwin, from where the South East Asian country and the world’s busiest sea route is very close. Because of this, the US deployment is very important. In this training, live fire will also be done between the forces of Australia and America. The announcement comes at a time when the Australian minister has warned that “credible military power” will be used if dictatorial rule expands in the Indo-Pacific region.