posted on Jun, 6 2004 @ 05:18 PM
The United States is close to an agreement to build a major military training centre on Australian soil.
After talks with US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in Singapore, Senator Hill told the ABC the US and Australia could sign an in-principle
agreement for the centre next month.
"Australia, Britain, Malaysia, New Zealand and Singapore have agreed to overhaul a 30-year-old defence alliance to tackle the threat of terror and
religious militancy, especially at sea."
Nice timing seeing as P.M. John Howard is currently lobbying the U.S. Senate regarding
the proposed Aust'/U.S. Free Trade Agreement.
[edit on 7-6-2004 by sanctum]