But, experts are concerned about the effect this decision will have on the Asia-Pacific region. (Image: DVIDSHUB on Flickr.)

2,500 American marines are to be based in Darwin from 2017, as part of a new agreement between the United States and Australia. The Force Posture Agreement will be signed tomorrow by US Secretary of State John Kerry and Minister of Foreign Affairs, Julie Bishop. The agreement, which allows the US to expand its military resources in Australia, was originally reached back in June by US President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Tony Abbott.

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