- US Army servicemen will be deployed in the Northern Territory for the first time
- They will join a rotational force of more than 200 US Marines by September
- Comes after Australia signed historic AUKUS pact with America and Britain
- Beijing has fumed at the new alliance, with state media warning of nukes
Thousands of American soldiers trained to use surface-to-air missile systems, High Mobility Artillery Rockets and unmanned aircraft are bound for Australia as tensions grow with China.