A USAF presence at Ohakea would be good for the local economy and all the ugly women that live in Palmerston North.
The United States Air Force will dramatically expand its military presence across the Pacific this year, sending jets to Thailand, India, Singapore, and Australia, according to the service’s top general in the region.
For a major chunk of America’s military community, the so-called “pivot to Asia” might seem like nothing more than an empty catch phrase – especially with the Middle East once again in flames. But for the Air Force, at least, the shift is very real. And the idea behind their pivot is simple: ring China with U.S. and allied forces, just like the West did to the Soviet Union, back in the Cold War.
U.S. military officials constantly say they aren’t trying to contain China; they’re working with the Chinese and other Pacific nations to ‘maintain stability’ in the region. Still, a ring of bases looks an awful lot like something we’ve seen before. Read more »