First Female Duo to Shape Australia's Bedrock Alliance With U.S.

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Australian Defence Minister Marise Payne.

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When U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and Defense Secretary Ashton Carter sit down for annual security talks with ally Australia this week in Boston, they’ll meet two female counterparts across the table for the first time.

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