Australian news, and some related international items

Australian government OK with not knowing whether or not visiting US aircraft carry nuclear weapons!

“………………… Appearing before a Senate estimates hearing, Defence secretary Greg Moriarty and senior military figures were also quizzed about a nuclear submarines deal with the United States and Britain.

Mr Moriarty said the AUKUS agreement would also accelerate the acquisition of guided weapons…………….

“There is no impediment under either treaty to the visit of foreign aircraft to Australian airfields or transit of Australia’s airspace, including in the context of our training and exercise programs,” he said.

Successive Australian governments have understood and respected the long-standing US policy of neither confirming nor denying the presence of nuclear weapons on particular platforms.”……..

Canberra mulls defence overhaul as subs decision nears (


February 16, 2023 - Posted by | AUSTRALIA - NATIONAL, politics international, weapons and war

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