US Troop Expansion Needed to Avoid ‘Catastrophic Failure’ in Indo-Pacific: Defence Minister

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Defence Minister Richard Marles has warned that the U.S.-Australia alliance will need to step up its efforts to counteract Beijing in an increasingly “challenging strategic environment.” The Australian deputy prime minister made the comments in a speech to the Centre for Strategic and International Studies in Washington D.C. during a four-day trip to the United States. He spoke of the value of alliances—and in a veiled reference to recent comments by the Chinese Foreign Ministr...
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