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This week, the rotation of up to six US nuclear-capable B-52 bombers through an Australian Defence Force base in Darwin has been making waves, though as United States Studies Centre (USSC) experts, including Research Fellow Tom Corben point out, it is a continuation rather than new initiative and was foreshadowed at last year’s Australia-US Ministerial (AUSMIN) meetings. That discussion indicates the broader trajectory of the United States and its allies in the Indo-Pacific.