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Smith Announces Force Posture Review

June 23 2011


The Australian Dept. of Defense has launched a major force posture review, reports the Australian.

Defense Minister Stephen Smith announced the study is expected to examine whether military assets should be relocated to Western Australia to protect vulnerable resources industries and the rising military power of Asian nations.

The review will be linked to a U.S. global review and could lead to an increased American military presence in the region, as well as greater use of...

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