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Report: U.S. Air Force to Base Nuclear-Capable B-52 Bombers in Australia

Breitbart.com reports: “The U.S. will deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 Stratofortress bombers to a remote Australian airbase in a move experts say is aimed directly at China, a report Monday details.

An investigation by Four Corners, a program hosted by the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC),  revealed Washington is planning to build new, dedicated facilities for the giant aircraft at Tindal air base, south of the Northern Territory capital Darwin.

The U.S. has drawn up detailed plans for what it calls a ‘squadron operations facility’ for use during the region’s dry season, an adjoining maintenance centre and a parking area for ‘six B-52s.’

Becca Wasser from the Centre for New American Security told the outlet putting B-52s in northern Australia is a warning to China, as fears grow Beijing is preparing for an assault on Taiwan…”

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