US keen to station troops in NZ: Panetta | Stuff.co.nz

The United States would consider stationing troops on New Zealand soil if our Government asked for them as part of a burgeoning defence relationship, US Secretary of Defence Leon Panetta says.

Mr Panetta left New Zealand on Saturday after a whistlestop visit as part of a broader US push to shore up allegiances in the Pacific to counter China’s rising influence in the region.

via US keen to station troops in NZ: Panetta | Stuff.co.nz.

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