US to Improve Bases in Guam and Australia Amid Increasing China Tensions

The Pentagon will make improvements to airfields in Guam and Australia in a bid to counter Beijing’s presence in the Pacific.

According to said Mara Karlin, a top Pentagon policy official, in the Pentagon’s recent Global Posture Review (GPR) the US is planning on directing “additional cooperation with allies and partners who advance initiatives that contribute to regional stability and deter Chinese military aggression.

Karlin added that US officials have already conducted GPR consultations with Australia, Japan, South Korea, North Atlantic Treaty Organisation (NATO) allies, the Middle East, and Africa.

Much of the GPR however remained classified while a public version is expected to be released soon.

The US has already deployed an Iron Dome missile in Guam earlier this month while Navy fleets continue to patrol the Pacific.

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