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In addition, participation in the defensive shield is likely to trouble China.
Originally posted by slank
At this point Im not sure why China should get worried about missile defense shield, It doesn't work. It is just a Pentagon money flush.
Originally posted by Zenspider
I have no doubt that "Little Johnny" Prime Minister John Howard would do anything, ....perhaps even conspire on WMD to keep the USA happy.
This is, as it has ever been, the strong dominating the weak. Australia was in the midst of trade talks with the US when this last little war kicked off.
Missles, do they work now, who cares? They will build them until they do. Nothing sort of major collapse has stopped any "world power" expanding and exploiting at will, to date. Dont see why the US is any different.
Originally posted by FredT
It would be great for Australia to participate in the shield. No doubt a series of interceptors would have to be emplace there. Most likely at Alice Springs (Just a guess) as I do not believe the interceptors in Alaska have enough cross range maneuverability to defend the continent from a strike.