- Jan 12, 2011
- AFL Club
Excellent work from Senator Patrick. With the Labor Party wedged into supporting the Coalition Government on the nuclear subs issue and AUKUS, it seems he is the only politician prepared to ask the obvious questions on what will be the largest single defence expenditure in Australian history.
perhaps the US will be using Australia's nuclear technology, which is more than likely“If the U.S. is allowing Australia to have access to its nuclear technology,” he added, “it’s because the U.S. expects Australia to be deploying its forces in a potential war with China.”
For now, the Australian government appears to view even that risk as worth taking on. James Curran, a historian of Australian foreign relations at the University of Sydney, called the decision to double down on the United States “the biggest strategic gamble in Australian history.”
“Australia is betting its house,” he said, “on the U.S. maintaining its resolve and will.”
Less than three years ago, Australia’s leader said his country need not choose between the U.S. and China. A nuclear submarine deal shows that much has changed since then.www.nytimes.com
err take a look at the map and have a think.From who? NZ?
These nuclear powered subs will not even start to be built in the next 10 years, if at all, and their power plants will not be fitted or maintained in Adelaide even if they actually do get built.