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U.S. Marines Start Arriving In Darwin

April 04 2012


The initial detachment of U.S. Marines has arrived in northern Australia, reports the Voice of America News.

Australian Defense Minister Stephen Smith greeted the 200 Marines on Wednesday in Darwin as they stepped off a charter flight from Hawaii.

The Marines are the first unit of a task force that will be eventually hosted in the region on six-month tours.

There will be 2,500 Americans to be deployed in Australia by 2017 under an agreement signed in November by President...

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