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Abandoning the US alliance

Malcolm Fraser argues that Australia should pursue an independent foreign policy so that it does not get dragged into unwanted wars between, for example, China and Japan.  I found this discussion (with Robert Manne) fascinating.  US military installations at Pine Gap and in Darwin are portrayed as a chain around our neck.  ANZUS ineffective.  And finally a return to the “populate or perish” ideas of 1945. Now we would need a population of 45 million to be a viable independent country.  Fascinating discussion.

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