BLUFUS maritime strategy experts argue that the heart of Australian deterrence should be an undersea nuclear-powered submarine and that Australia has the capacity and public support to acquire such a capability
This opinion piece by Andrew I. Park and Steven Wills, writing for The Hill, makes the following points:
- Acquisition of a B-21 is not a priority of the AUKUS partnership.
- An evolving maritime strategic environment means Australia's priority should be acquiring a nuclear submarine.
- The Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles has stated that at ‘the heart of deterrence is undersea capability’.
Recent Runway Posts related to this topic:
- US and UK begin jostling to supply Australia with nuclear submarine fleet | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
- AUKUS will deliver the potent military Australia needs: Marles | The Runway (airforce.gov.au)
References from the Web:
- NOV 2022 Indonesian ambassador warns Australia AUKUS pact must not fuel a hypersonic arms race—The Guardian
- NOV 2022 Australia and B‑21 bombers: less bang for the buck—The Interpreter