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Did Australia buy tanks to protect Taiwan?

19 January 2022

9:00 AM

19 January 2022

9:00 AM

Australia splashed out $3.5 billion on 120 specially re-enforced US military tanks and armoured vehicles, causing prominent political reporters to immediately groan and call it ‘a waste’.

‘Who uses tanks anymore?’ Went the predictable outrage. ‘We haven’t deployed tanks in anger since Vietnam!’

These are easy things to moan about from the comfort of an armchair, but their assessment of tank warfare is wrong.

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