Antinuclear

Australian news, and some related international items

US Ex military man says nuclear submarines could arrive sooner, wants USA to get tough on China, re Taiwan

Nuclear subs can arrive much earlier than 2040, US ex-commander says    Australia should be able to acquire nuclear submarines much earlier than a mooted 2040 delivery date, easing fears of a capability gap, according to a former top US military commander with responsibility for the Indo-Pacific. AFR,  Andrew TillettPolitical correspondent   In an interview with The Australian Financial Review, retired admiral Harry Harris said the AUKUS agreement the Morrison government struck with the United States and United Kingdom to access nuclear technology “changes the regional balance” amid growing alarm over China…………

Time for clarity on Taiwan

Mr Harris said the US needed to harden its position of “strategic ambiguity” over the defending Taiwan from a Chinese invasion to one of “strategic clarity” that makes it explicit how America would react to a Chinese attack.

Currently the US is not obliged by treaty to defend Taiwan, but US laws allow for arms sales to help Taiwan’s self-defence, leaving open the question of whether America would come to its aid.   https://www.afr.com/politics/federal/nuclear-subs-can-arrive-much-earlier-than-2040-us-ex-commander-says-20211114-p598rm

November 15, 2021 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics international, weapons and war

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