Australia’s location makes it ideal for potential bases for U.S. aircraft, which could prove key in the American strategy to shift more of its military resources to the Asia-Pacific, the Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments (CSBA) contends in a new report. “Airbases in northwestern Australia could increase the strategic depth of U.S. forces in the region and could serve as launch and recovery sites for long-range surveillance and strike aircraft,” CSBA says in its report, ...

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