The United States will build a base for its nuclear bombers in Australia
The United States will build a base in Australia for six of its B-52 strategic bombers capable of carrying nuclear weapons. ABC reports.
A military facility will appear near the Tyndal Australian Air Force Base, located 320 km southeast of Darwin. It is planned to be built by the end of 2026. The base will have an operations control center for the B-52 squadron, aircraft repair and maintenance infrastructure, an airfield and a parking area. In addition, autonomous fuel tanks and an ammunition storage bunker will be built for its needs.
As Becca Wasser of the Center for a New American Security explained, the presence of aircraft in Australia that could potentially attack China would show that "any action against Taiwan would have broad repercussions."
In October, China's deputy permanent representative to the UN, Geng Shuang, attacked the United States for raising the risk of military escalation in the Asia-Pacific region.