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A permanent US naval presence in Australia?

Admiral Jonathan Greenert. Photo by Kate Hulm/ ANU Coral bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs.

In this lecture at the ANU Coral Bell School of Asia Pacific Affairs, Chief of Naval Operations, Admiral Jonathan Greenert, discusses US naval operations and posture in the Asia Pacific.

He canvasses potential US plans to base warships in Australia, and expanding annual maritime exercises with India to permanently include allies Japan and Australia.

The Admiral also speaks about a regular US Marine training presence in Australia’s northern city of Darwin, and the desire for increased maritime cooperation in both Canberra and Washington.

The Chief of Naval Operation is a military adviser to the National Security Council, the Homeland Security Council, the Secretary of Defense, and the President.

Named after one of the Australia and the world's foremost security scholars, the Coral Bell School of Asia and the Pacific brings together leading experts, thinking, research and teaching on the politics, international relations, strategic dynamics and diplomacy of Asia and the Pacific. Find out more at bellschool.anu.edu.au


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