When you find it hard to promote US-Australia war games, try the old "this will boost the local economy" line as Queensland tourism boss Daniel Gschwind did when he welcomed the nuclear-powered aircraft carrier USS Ronald Reagan for the biannual month-long war games.
A recent war exercise involving United States Marines seizing an island off the coast of Japan is being touted as part of the US military strategy to challenge China for control of the South China Sea. But little attention is being given to the potential role of the Marines being stationed in Darwin, writes Bevan Ramsden.
The 100th anniversary of Armistice Day, November 11, was commemorated in Sydney with a series of events highlighting the struggles of the peace movement over the past century.
Armistice Day marks the date of the ceasefire between the opposing imperialist powers that officially ended World War I.