AUSTRALIA: Trump Spells Bad Times for Australian Peace of Mind

MERLIN EVANS WRITES – A US Presidential election victory for Donald Trump could force Australia to more than double its defense budget. A former defense official who now heads the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), Peter Jennings, warned the reduction in US involvement in Asia that Trump proposes would force the Australian government to raise its defense budget well above 4% (already double their current budget). Jennings was responding to Kim Beazly, a former Australian Ambassador to the US who warned that a win for Trump would have profound effects on Australia’s national security. Ever-increasing territory expansions from China and...

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