Australia, U.S. Set to Expand Papua New Guinea Naval Base

USNI News – The U.S. has announced it will join an Australian effort to push back against China’s expanding presence in South East Asia with the decision join in the modernization of the Lombrum naval base at Manus in Papua New Guinea.

US to join Australia in Papua New Guinea naval base plan

BBC – The US says it will join Australia in developing a naval base in Papua New Guinea (PNG), in an apparent move to curb China’s growing influence.

Australia to help Papua New Guinea build a navy base to fend off China

Reuters – Australia is to help Papua New Guinea develop a navy base and train police, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday, the latest Australian action to protect its interests in the Pacific in the face of a more assertive China.