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Australia's military support of the US in the Asia Pacific against China is typical of regional concern : Comments

By Chris Lewis, published 7/3/2023

Although the potential use of nuclear weapons leaving from Australian destinations cannot be ruled out as a means of last resort, the Australia-US security relationship is very important.

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AUSTRALIA SHOULD BE PREPARED TO DEFEND ITSELF WITH NUCLEAR WEAPONS

As Australia can't wait for incredibly expensive AUKUS nuclear propelled attack submarines (SSNs) likely to be delayed until the 2040s, and which still won't deter nuclear armed China...

Australia needs its own nuclear deterrent against China within the next 20 years.

The most common delivery platforms for nuclear weapons are long range missiles. For Australia we need:

- Tomahawk missiles (by 2028) based in northern Australia and on Collins subs we already have. Nuclear armed Tomahawks could destroy new Chinese bases near Australia, Chinese invasion fleets or at least Chinese fleets that are blockading Australia.

- by 2030 missiles from air launched Australian F-35A stealth aircraft we already have, which with refueling could fire missiles that could hit southern China (particularly China's Hainan island nuclear submarine base, just east of northern Vietnam).

- perhaps by 2038, central Australia, or northern Woomera restricted are, based small ICBMs in protected silos that fire hypersonic boost-glide warheads

For mobile launch modes Australia can leverage newly emerging hypersonic missile technology which are: larger, faster, longer range missiles than old fashioned Tomahawk cruise missles, but smaller, leghters and cheaper than full sized traditional ballistic missiles (like the Minuteman III ICBM or Trident II SLBM).

A new hypersonic missile being the "LRHW" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Long-Range_Hypersonic_Weapon

Mavs
Posted by Maverick, Tuesday, 7 March 2023 9:48:36 AM
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Thanks, Chris, for a well-argued response to Binoyís anti-Americanism
Posted by Rhian, Tuesday, 7 March 2023 11:44:07 AM
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Yup!
Alan B.
Posted by Alan B., Tuesday, 7 March 2023 11:46:08 AM
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Binoy's ramblings remind me of mates from my University days in the 1960s. Their Anti-Vietnam marches along Coronation Drive, shouting and singing rubbish similar to Binoy's scribblings.

It's like Binoy is in a time warp with the language that he uses in his Articles and the opinions that he espouses.

I was reading another article, recently, in which he wrote the following,

"The scriptwriter had evidently gone to sleep in drafting such words."

That describes Binoy's writings in a nutshell.
Posted by Aspley, Tuesday, 7 March 2023 11:51:52 AM
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Youíre off your head CL.

So you think itís smart to line up missiles against our greatest trading partner.

If you want my opinion, itís much more sensible to take a more nuanced approach towards the US.

If any country is showing evidence of instability itís them.
Posted by diver dan, Tuesday, 7 March 2023 2:10:23 PM
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Diver Dan, thanks for your usual insult, you clown
Posted by Chris Lewis, Tuesday, 7 March 2023 2:46:56 PM
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