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Koolendong military exercise set to wrap up in the Kimberley, with experts divided on its significance
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Koolendong military exercise set to wrap up in the Kimberley, with experts divided on its significance

Military exercises involving US and Australian forces across the Top End are wrapping up, but experts are divided on the significance of their move into Western Australia.Key points:Australian troops battled elements and US counterparts as part of Exercise Koolendong in the KimberleyThe inclusion of multiple B2 Bomber aircraft sends clear signal to adversaries operating in the Indian Ocean The exercises are part of a continued push to build operational relationships between Australia and the USExercise Koolendong 22 included action at Yampi Sound and Curtin Air Base in the Kimberley for the first time this year.The mock operational exercise, which was expected to involve more than 2,200 Marines, soldiers and air and naval assets, has normally been staged out of parts of the Northern Ter...