When marines are over here

By David Biles
Updated April 18 2018 - 12:10pm, first published March 11 2012 - 4:00pm

In his brief but highly successful visit to Australia last November President Barack Obama announced that the US planned to deploy marines to be based in northern Australia and rotating in six-month deployments. The number would start at about 200 to 250, but would increase over time to a full-time force of 2500 personnel. Prime Minister Julia Gillard expressed her agreement with this plan.



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