In recent days in the Middle East, our good friend and long-time ally the United States requested that we send a warship to safeguard vessels transiting those troubled waters. We said no.
What sort of ally are we that when our major partner asks for help we don’t respond?
A disloyal one.
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Dr Tom Lewis OAM, a former naval officer and intelligence analyst, is a military historian. His latest books are The Sinking of HMAS Sydney and Bombers North.
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