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US v China more

US v China more

AMERICA THREATENS CHINA: Pentagon Prepares for Confrontation in the Asia-Pacific Region by Rick Rozoff from Global Research “In January of this year the three officials in charge of U.S. global military strategy and operations – commander-in- chief President Barack Obama, Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta and Chairman of the Joints Chiefs of Staff General Martin […]

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US v China continued

US v China continued

US strategic battle guidelines under attack By Geoff Dyer in Washington Financial Times The Pentagon©Reuters New US battle guidelines partly designed to counter the military challenge from China are attracting strong criticism at home and abroad as unnecessarily provocative of one of America’s strongest economic partners. The AirSea Battle fighting “concept” intends to maintain military […]

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Ludlam, ADF on bases

Ludlam, ADF on bases

Senator Scott Ludlam at Senate estimates asks ADF questions on bases and defence issues. ADF says yesterday there would not be widespread public consultation in the very demonstrable way that you saw last time with submissions, public meetings etc; although it is a political decision. Worth reading. (more…)

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Most disturbing of all is the lack of public discussion and detailed analysis of the
implications of these new military arrangements for security in the Australian national
interest and the broader human interest.
...there is some sense that, when it comes to the US alliance, there is
simply nothing that can be done. So brazen is the government’s willing subordination,
and so powerful the ally, that serious discussion of the operations and consequences of
the alliance is just so much pissing in the wind.Or even more dismayingly, both security practitioners and their would‐be critics share,
by default if not by choice, a notion of Australia that is inseparable from the US alliance.
Alternatives are, analytically as much as politically, just unthinkable. If any of this close to true, we are all in for serious trouble.

Obama’s Oz bases

After Obama – The new joint facilities by Richard Tanter from Nautilus Institute for Security and Sustainability “When Barack Obama visited Australia in November last year he and Julia Gillard announced a new level of military cooperation between the United States and Australia. The public centre‐piece of the “announceables” for Obama’s visit was the planned […]

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