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'Pentagon freaks creep into China's backyard'
Uploaded by RussiaToday on Apr 4, 2012
The first rotation of about 200 US marines has arrived in Australia on a six-month training deployment. A total of 2,500 troops are expected to arrive over the next few years in Darwin to enhance the US's military presence in the Asia-Pacific - it adds to America's military footprint in such countries as Japan, the Philippines and Singapore - all in China's backyard. For more on the story RT talks to Asia Times roving correspondent Pepe Escobar.