Australia picks up slack as the U.S. Navy shrinks to 1917 levels 1917年レベルに縮小した米海軍を豪州がテコ入れか
Australia picks up slack as the U.S. Navy shrinks to 1917 levels
There’s a little good news from Down Under, and it comes when the West needs good news. Prime Minister Tony Abbott of Australia is moving up by three years the work on building a fleet of advanced frigates, at a cost of nearly $12 billion, expressed in American currency. It’s part of his plan to raise defense spending to 2 percent of Australia’s gross domestic product, up from 1.8 percent. This adds $2.6 billion a year to the current $23 billion military budget.