Monday, November 24, 2003

Commitment

In order to more effectively fight along side the US in future conflicts, Australia is buying about 100 US Abrams tanks.

The Australian Defence Force is to introduce the massive American-built M1 Abrams tanks as an armoured strike force to facilitate a frontline role for the army alongside the US in future international conflicts.

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The Government's about-face on buying heavy armour is intended to strengthen the US alliance by boosting "interoperability" for future Iraq-style conflicts. In an indication of the strategic importance of the move, the US Administration will handle the deal, selling the tanks directly to Australia.

We should applaud Australia for their commitment to the war on terror.


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