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Dueling Headlines

May 8, 2009

First, from Australia and the Associated Press comes this:

Apparently, the Vietnamese aren’t so sure, according to Fox News:
Considering that the Aussies are buying twice as many new subs (12) as their Northern neighbors (6 Russian Kilos), I am thinking someone is hiding their true concerns!
4 Comments leave one →
  1. Mike Burleson permalink
    May 11, 2009 9:12 am

    Maybe the far-off Aussies aren’t worried, but Vietnam is right there. Kind of like Georgia and Russia, though Charlie whipped the ChiComs once in ’79.

  2. west_rhino permalink
    May 10, 2009 9:34 pm

    Spratlys and Paracels come to mind and the prospect of oil in China’s pond. I guess it depends on how you define hegemony or what the definition of is is (watch him weasel about while taking Sino $$$)

  3. Mike Burleson permalink
    May 10, 2009 8:23 am

    I also think the finished budget plan will be greatly different and likely smaller.

  4. May 10, 2009 7:55 am

    Australia isn’t buying anything. The recent Defence White Paper is only a recommendation. Politicos still have to fess up the funds big time. And in the case of subs, prove that they can put more than 3 subs to sea on a consistent basis for want of crew. Otherwise, even if 12 subs are bought, the big thing will be having plenty of dock space to park them as most of them can’t be used.

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