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The US Disaster Relief Mission In The Philippines Has Big Strategic Implications

Yesterday, Marines with the 3rd Marine Expeditionary Brigade from Okinawa, Japan, unloaded the first shipments of emergency suppliesin the Philippines as part of a complex disaster relief mission launched in the wake of Typhoon Haiyan. Haiyan wreaked havoc on the Philippines, leaving more than 10,000 dead, billions of dollars in […]
The US Disaster Relief Mission In The Philippines Has Big Strategic Implications
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Sex, Drunkenness, And Violence Among Aussie Concerns About Incoming US Marines

[credit provider=”via Wikimedia Commons” url=”http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/b/ba/US_Navy_100526-N-3265K-057_Marines_aboard_the_amphibious_assault_ship_USS_Iwo_Jima_(LHD_7)_man_the_rails_in_the_Parade_of_Ships_during_Fleet_Week_New_York_2010.jpg”] The United States is “pivoting” to the Pacific, and as it does, it seeks a larger partner in its Aussie allies.For Australia that partnership involves leadership appointments but also accepting a battalion of around 1100 Marines as permanent residents. The idea has a few leaders and residents […]
Sex, Drunkenness, And Violence Among Aussie Concerns About Incoming US Marines
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Why The US Appointing An Aussie General To Command Its Pacific Troops Is a Big Deal

[credit provider=”USAPAC” url=”http://www.flickr.com/photos/usarpac/8284512439/sizes/h/in/set-72157632280303644/”] As the Pentagon pours attention and resources into the conflict-ridden Asian-Pacific theatre, it’s made an unheard of command choice.The AP reports Australian Maj. General Richard Burr is now Deputy Commanding General for Operations at U.S. Pacific Command (USARPAC) out of Hawaii.
Why The US Appointing An Aussie General To Command Its Pacific Troops Is a Big Deal