A Military Whoops! As US Official 'Misspoke' About Aussie Bomber Deployment

A U.S. official misspoke when he told a Senate committee in the United States this week about plans to base long-range B-1 bombers and other surveillance aircraft in Australia,
A spokesman for Australia's defense minister said on Friday "We are aware of the comments made by a U.S. official in Congressional testimony overnight. The U.S. government has contacted us to advise that the official misspoke,"
Assistant U.S. defense secretary David Shear told a special congressional hearing on the South China Sea about the Pentagon's plans to deploy the U.S. air force assets to Australia to bolster its capacities in the region.