Could Lombrum, PNG, be joint naval base


What is your assessment of the development of Lombrum as an Australian/U.S. naval facility? Where do you think this is headed? Could it turn into a really big facility supporting carriers etc.?

By Carlyle A. Thayer*

The Admiralty Islands lie to the north of New Guinea and are part of Papua New Guinea. The largest island, Manus, possesses a vast deep-water anchorage in Seeadler Harbour, whose position gives it potential not only as an advanced base for the defence of New Guinea and Australia, but a springboard into the Pacific and Southeast Asia.

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