Australia's backing for US mission in Strait of Hormuz draws mixed reactions

US sailors aboard an amphibious transport dock ship keep watch on Iranian fast inland attack crafts in the Strait of Hormuz.
US sailors aboard an amphibious transport dock ship keep watch on Iranian fast inland attack crafts in the Strait of Hormuz.PHOTO: AFP

SYDNEY - Australia, which has joined the United States for each of its major conflicts in the past century, has just signed up for another.

It has committed troops to a US-led operation to protect shipping through the Strait of Hormuz.

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