Australia a”pot of gold” for America’s military section to wage war in space

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US Space Force eyes ‘prime’ Australian real estate for future warfare operations, ABC News, By defence correspondentAndrew Greene 3 Dec 22

Visiting senior US military officers believe Australia is a “pot of gold at the end of the rainbow”, as they eye off this continent’s “prime”geography for future space operations.

Key points:

  • US military officials visiting Australia say conflict in space in the next few years is a very real prospect
  • They believe the war in Ukraine is demonstrating the growing importance of space as a new war-fighting domain
  • Australia’s southern locationand potential launch sites near the equator make it an attractive prospect for future operations

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