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Irresponsible Politics: Australia’s B-52 Nuclear Weapons Problem

Posted by seumasach on February 17, 2023

Dr Binoy Kampmark

Global Research

16th Feruary, 2023

That is the problem facing the AUKUS alliance which makes Australia a central point of reference for Washington and its broader ambitions in curbing China.  The alliance is increasingly being characterised by a nuclear tone.  First came the promise to furnish Australia with nuclear powered submarines, absent nuclear weapons.  Then came the announcement to deploy six B-52 bombers to the Northern Territory’s Tindal airbase, south of Darwin.

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