Australia’s Military Cuts Understandable, U.S. Ambassador Says

Australia’s Military Cuts Understandable, U.S. Ambassador Says

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Australia , which has begun hosting Marines in its northern port of Darwin under an agreement announced by Obama and Prime Minister Julia Gillard a year ago, in May said defense spending will be cut by A$5.4 billion ($5.6 billion) over four years.