January 15, 2006

EQUIPPING FOR THE CRUSADES:

Upgrade launches forces on a $52bn shopping splurge (Frank Walker, January 15, 2006, Sydney Morning Herald)

AUSTRALIA'S Defence Force is about to embark on its biggest weapons buying spree since World War II, spending $52 billion on new planes, ships and tanks.

The massive expenditure will make Australia's navy, army and air force the most powerful and high-tech military in the region well into the 21st century.


Part and parcel of the rising influence of Christianity in Australia.

Posted by Orrin Judd at January 15, 2006 10:30 AM
Comments

Good on them.

Posted by: erp at January 15, 2006 11:11 AM

Si vis pacem para bellum -- if you desire peace, prepare for war.

Posted by: jd watson [TypeKey Profile Page] at January 15, 2006 1:28 PM

$52 billion - what's that in real money?

Posted by: Sandy P at January 15, 2006 4:19 PM

Currency Converter

52b Australian = 39,182,000,391 USD aka real money.

Posted by: erp at January 15, 2006 7:47 PM
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