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