Exercise Talisman Sabre, underway now in Australia, is building far more than military expertise and interoperability – it is building relationships and friendships that will pay off in the years ahead, said U.S. and Australian leaders as they toured the exercise headquarters in Townsville.

Australian Defense Minister Richard Marles, who also serves as his country’s deputy prime minister, and Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III met with commanders and troops participating in the exercise at Lavarack Barracks.

The actual exercise spans a huge swath of Australia and adjacent waters. More than 30,000 service members are participating in this 10th […]

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