Australia’s elevated role under Biden Administration


By Alan Dupont*

In a historic geopolitical shift, ­Australia is emerging as a key ­alliance hub and partner for the US in Asia as the Biden administration moves to reshape and strengthen its military to meet China’s growing challenge.

A global posture review ordered by new US Defence Secretary Lloyd Austin is likely to result in a significant reconfiguration of US forces and an increase in resources directed towards the ­Pacific, elevating Australia’s importance as a logistics, maintenance and training provider.

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