July 28, 2020

US, Australia seek new military cooperation in face of China

Washington (AFP) – The United States and Australia said Tuesday they were expanding military cooperation amid soaring tensions with China, vowing a common front between the allies.After two days of talks in Washington, Australia’s foreign and defense ministers offered clear, if more mildly stated, support for a hawkish shift on China by President Donald Trump’s administration.US Defense Secretary Mark Esper hailed the participation of five Australian warships last week in exercises with a US carrier strike group and a Japanese destroyer.”These exercises not only bolster interoperability, but a…

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