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November 14, 2012
Cold War mentality surfaces in Aussie-US talks
By Shu Meng
Since the collapse of the Soviet Union and fall of the bipolar global political system, the US enjoyed a period of holding absolute hegemony in the world. China’s rise has aroused a sense of crisis in the US. It seems that America’s traditional Cold War mentality and zero-sum thinking still remain. Even its means of roping in allies or strengthening military deployments have not changed.
The annual Australia-US Ministerial Consultations were held in Perth, Australia, yesterday. Security issues in the Asia-Pacific region and the rotation of US marine troops to Darwin were discussed. The two sides also talked about the expanding US use of the Royal Australian Air Force’s bases at Darwin and Tindal.
These moves indicate that the US is strengthening its military deployment to its Asian allies and the US strategic…
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