If we strike a deal with Japan, we're buying more than submarines

14 March 2016

Asian power politics must be factored into any defence contract decisions, writes Hugh White.

Many people in Canberra think we should partner with Japan to build our new submarines, whether or not they offer the best boats for the money, because Japan's bid is much more than a commercial deal. It's the basis for a closer strategic commitment as well, so they think we'd get two birds with one stone.   Read more here.

 

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