November 28, 2012

Gillard Can't Ignore Defense Much Longer

Hugh White, Sydney Morning Herald

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At the Australia-United States Ministerial Consultation talks this month, the Americans fired a shot across the government's bow. The U.S. sent a clear message that Washington will turn up the heat in public if the defence budget doesn't start growing again.

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TAGGED: United States, China, Asia Pivot, Asia, Julia Gillard, Australia

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