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Ian Richards. Australia’s new submarine.

Jon Stanford’s article ‘Australia’s new submarine: what is its mission?’ is spot on. The trouble with Defence planning and White Papers is that they all start off with what in my early days in the Navy was called a “Staff … Continue reading

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Jon Stanford. Australia’s New Submarine: What is its Mission?

Recent papers published in Pearls and Irritations by Jon Stanford and Rear-Admiral Ian Richards have suggested respectively that: the case for providing significant financial support to the naval shipbuilding industry is flawed, both on defence policy and industry policy grounds … Continue reading

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Ian Richards. The Submarine Menace

Way back in the 1980s, then Defence Minister Kim Beasley gave birth to the greatest industrial White Elephant in the history of our nation  –  the establishment of the submarine construction facility in Adelaide,South Australia.   So much has been written … Continue reading

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