reply to post by Vimes
I would like to share with you the information i recieved at a military conference in canberra.
This conference included most senior non commisioned officers and officers alike and it involved every
one inputing thier knowledge and experiance to closley identify australias military power in terms of size
and capability compared to that of any other non allied country from largest to smallest not excluding countries like the philipines and so on.
Australia and its well known ability to go in head on with allies and do thier part has now quietly been removed as our preffered tactic as bold as it
is. With the technology available now days combined with the apauling way our goverment is being run we are now considered to be at least twenty to
twenty five years behind every counrty bar africa and the philipines of wich we are relatively the same. We had developed what we call war games wich
have a likeness to board games like risk or chess along with the known assets of our country and others bearing in mind the enemies assest we used are
either obselete or unknown we created a scenario.
By the end we had cuncluded that australia could only defend an area the size of tasmania with all our forces for around fifteen to thirty minutes.
Understand that that was determined using only basic assests like armour infantry and navy. we did not include things like surface to air or icbm or
any other long range wmd of wich if we had the defence time frame would have been non existent.
so therefore to choose a side in world war 3 would be among other things suicidal.
Our equipment is vietnam era our budget is miniscule and our numbers are dismal.