The presence of US marines on Australian soil is a radical departure from normal practice that has never been fully explained Nick Deane The 2018 contingent of more than 1,500 US marines began arriving in Darwin two weeks ago. Every year since 2012 marines have been routinely stationed here, and, under the terms of the force… [Read more] US troops are now in Darwin. But questions remain as to why.
Give 'em the Boot
Many Australians are completely unaware that a portion of their country is routinely occupied by the armed soldiers of a foreign nation. Up to 2,500 US troops are stationed in Darwin under the U.S. Force Posture Initiative to which Australia has agreed for 25 years. It also facilitates the use of Darwin and Tindal’s aircraft… [Read more] Give ’em the boot