U.S. has built up military stash for potential Taiwan war - Reuters --Washington has stored hundreds of vehicles in Australia to boost logistics in the region - report | 1 Feb 2024 | The U.S. used last year's largest-ever joint drills with Australia to create new stockpiles of equipment in the country, in preparation for a potential conflict with China over Taiwan, Reuters reported on Wednesday, citing sources. According to U.S. officials interviewed by the agency, the war materiel was stashed during the Talisman Sabre exercises last July and August. The drills, which were held in and around Australia, involved more than 34,000 troops from 13 nations and focused on boosting combat readiness and logistical capabilities. The equipment from the exercises included 330 vehicles and trailers and 130 containers stored in the southeastern part of Australia, Reuters reported.

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