Originally posted by belial259
Originally posted by BLV12
And if we are attacked, what makes you think the ADF can't respond?
With what? Some frigates and F111?
Soldiers, frigates, destroyers(being built as I type), subs, FA18 Hornet/SuperHornet, F111(to be retired soon), F35(in the next 10-15 years),
tanks/armoured vehicles(admittedly, not enough, although that's due to the size of the army)....
Why, what do you think other countries, or potential foes, will fight us with? Light sabers and magic?
We don't need to build a nuclear deterrent because we are part of the United States nuclear deterrent already...we are also a target as a result.
Maybe we can fly our elite troops in on blackhawks so they die before they even get a single boot on the ground?
Are people supposed to respond seriously to this?
The ADF is a waste of money in it's current and recent past incarnations. A nuclear deterrent would be just as good, cheaper to run and more
effective if we ever get into a fight.
Yep. Because a nuclear bomb is going to stop enemy troops occupying Australian soil or Australian territorial waters.
They should scrap the entire surface navy and replace them with subs, possibly nuclear, and get rid of the airforce and replace it with stealth only
and then bury their bases underground.
If only we lived in the fantasy world you do, where money grows on trees and logic and reality are of no relevance.
We can whack up a more comprehensive missile shield than the yanks have given us. And then who could possibly ever attack? And what would they attack?
Our subs and fighters they can't even see that are destroying their supply lines from hardened underground bases?
lol. I got a good chuckle with this paragraph.
Our subs and fights they cant see? Really?
What makes you think stealth is undetectable?
What makes you think the stealth aircraft we are to receive, the F35 "export version", will be stealthy enough to evade advanced radars?
Our subs will be undetectable? See above.
Hardened underground bases? See above comment about money growing on trees.
Add to that, earth penetrating munitions.
Good luck with your virtual world of fiction.