The U.S. Department of Defense intends to strengthen the infrastructure of its Guam airbase and Australian facilities in order to be able to more effectively counter China. This was reported by The Wall Street Journal.
According to it, the U.S. military is not planning any radical redeployment of its troops.
On Monday, the Pentagon said that Washington, based on the results of the review of the alignment of the U.S. Armed Forces in the world, intends, among other things, to intensify cooperation with Australia in the military sphere. Acting Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense for Political Affairs Mara Karlin, in particular, noted that a new deployment of fighters and bombers, training of ground forces, expansion of logistical cooperation will be made in Australia.
In September, Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton announced at a press conference at the Department of State that the United States had agreed with Australia to expand the American military presence in this country, including the deployment of military aircraft on a rotational basis. He added that joint material and technical infrastructure and a maintenance complex will be created to support the expanded activities of both countries in the military sphere, including for the naval forces.