Australia’s ABC News has reported that the US is preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers to Australia in a provocative move aimed at China.
The US will build facilities for the B-52 bombers at the Tindal air base, which is just south of the northern coastal city of Darwin. The US plan to expand the air base is expected to cost about $100 million and includes a parking area for up to six B-52s.
The US Air Force has said that the parking area will be completed by 2026. The revelation of the planned B-52 deployment comes about a year after the US, Australia, and Britain signed the AUKUS military pact.
The AUKUS pact focuses on technology sharing and aims to provide Australia with nuclear-powered submarines, which would likely be used to patrol waters near China. After the signing of AUKUS, Washington and Canberra also agreed to increase the US military presence in Australia.
In September 2021, then-Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton met with Secretary of Defense Lloyd Austin and said the increased cooperation will include “rotational deployments of all types of US military aircraft to Australia.”
The B-52 deployment is the latest example of growing US-Australia military ties, which some fear could guarantee Canberra’s involvement in a future conflict between the US and China.
“It’s a great expansion of Australian commitment to the United States’ war plan with China,” Richard Tanter, a senior research associate at the Nautilus Institute, told ABC. “It’s a sign to the Chinese that we are willing to be the tip of the spear.”
23 thoughts on “US Air Force To Deploy Six Nuclear-Capable B-52 Bombers to Australia in Move Aimed at China”
Well, so the brains in charge think Xi is another Putin, an evil, self-interested, maniac (monomaniac?) but one who at the same time will never actually act on any provocation? In fact it’s their duty to provide such provocations? Do these people not talk to each other? The aliens observing earth must be howling with laughter at the stupidity of the wretched shenanigans taking place.
I feel they do not speak with each other personally. They feed off of social media Instead of having an actual meeting or make a phone call. I’m sure they have each other’s numbers 🥴🤣✌️🕊️😳
Fck him, this is us, telling him, F U $h!t wink.
Joe (Dr. Strangelove) Biden & Co. at work. JFC! We are active all over the world; Ukraine, Africa, ME, South America.
Darwin city in Australia must be proud for being named after Charles Darwin and for being “the tip of the spear” of a nuclear war with China and probably Russia as well. Are you telling me that we went through all the trouble of the evolution process only to end our own existence in a nuclear Armageddon? If I were in my ancestors’ shoes, I would have declined to evolve.
Nothing a hyper sonic missile can`t take down.
B-5s’s have standoff missiles,makes them a bit harder to down.
Who would “waste” a HYPO on an old slow “52” ?????????????????
Only done cause they don’t have to pay for their own fuel.
There is no point in using stealth bombers in a “show of force” operation they don’t show up. B52’s are nice and easy for the Chinese radar to spot.
and easy to shoot down too should this insanity go ‘HOT’……!!!!!!
Probably not actually, they chuck in long range missiles from outside the reach of your air defense system.
Actually, nothing the US is doing in most locations around the globe appears to make a point, unless the point is to make noise – Tarzan yells, I suppose.
Everybody loves an antique show, or a show of FARCE. Who is the target…????
If its aimed at CHINA, its like sending a mongoose to scare a Pit Bull… More apt 2 get a laugh, than a scream!!!! Whose Bright idea was it ????
“Tip of the spear”?…. Oh, I get it, the nuclear tip of the spear…. Anybody believe in having discourse on concerns and issues before deploying nukes? Canberra and you Aussies, chaps and chicks, have you thought this through?… Darwin? Seriously? Oye Vey!
It seems as though everyone in Washington has lost their minds! Both parties are guilty.
The United States and the husk known as “Joe Biden” seems to be angry at the world and wants to go to war against everybody.
Not the image of the smiling beacon of democracy and freedom I grew up with in the 50’s, but now I think that image was wrong.
It’s been more a process beginning with the end of WWII, where we emerged pretty much untouched when compared with the other players. It dawned on more than a few that we were in a position to assert influence virtually worldwide with next to no real resistance.
It has become much less true since, and the ugliness of our positions and actions has hatched far more suffering among our fellow earthlings.
I think our politicians had a lot more integrity and understanding of the world they inhabited in earlier days, than the collection of the enfant terrible who infest the halls of power today.
True enough, but the likes of the Dulles brothers and their peers weren’t exactly angels either.
More idiocy piled on a mountain of idiocy.
i wonder why 6 B-52 bombers haven’t been waiting at australia since forever.
certainly uncle sam has his own military base there.
So I guess we’re going after the aborigines after all. Oh well, ….
Deploy B.52 Bombers in provocative move?
Make Australia a TARGET and keep AMERICA safe
Good thinking. Thanks for nothing.
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