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Australian news, and some related international items

Clinton and Gates to Australia for Space War project in W.A.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is poised to announce the base when he visits Australia next week with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton,….The facility will play a major role in an emerging Cold War in space.

WA joins space race, The Age, October 30, 2010 Australia will become a key partner in the international battle for space supremacy, with Western Australia to host a new multimillion-dollar US defence base to spy on foreign satellites and keep watch on dangerous space junk.

US Defense Secretary Robert Gates is poised to announce the base when he visits Australia next week with Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, Fairfax newspapers reported on Saturday.

It is understood the base is likely to be built at the top secret Harold E Holt Naval communications station at Exmouth, in a major expansion of the US military footprint within Australia.

The facility will play a major role in an emerging Cold War in space.

It will have major technology and intelligence spin-offs, putting Australia at the forefront of an emerging battle between nations staking claim for territory in space occupied by $600 billion of civil and military hardware……

October 29, 2010 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, weapons and war | , , ,

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