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    Re: Australia outlines military plans

    New Zealand needs to follow in the same steps as Australia. We need a concrete military to defend ourselves, from both China, Australia and other perceived threats. Inevitably, Australia will swallow us whole, whether we like it or not, Australia's going to become a significant world player soon.

    If anything, NZ needs to revive it's Air Force, after the previous government scrapped, disbanded, and sold our Air Combat wing, and all it's jets.

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    Re: Australia outlines military plans

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    New Zealand needs to follow in the same steps as Australia. We need a concrete military to defend ourselves, from both China, Australia and other perceived threats. Inevitably, Australia will swallow us whole, whether we like it or not, Australia's going to become a significant world player soon.

    If anything, NZ needs to revive it's Air Force, after the previous government scrapped, disbanded, and sold our Air Combat wing, and all it's jets.
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    Re: Australia outlines military plans

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    New Zealand needs to follow in the same steps as Australia. We need a concrete military to defend ourselves, from both China, Australia and other perceived threats. Inevitably, Australia will swallow us whole, whether we like it or not, Australia's going to become a significant world player soon.

    If anything, NZ needs to revive it's Air Force, after the previous government scrapped, disbanded, and sold our Air Combat wing, and all it's jets.
    I dont think Australia is going to become a world superpower any time soon, if thats what your talking about. If you mean a regional power, then it already is.
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    Quote Originally Posted by American View Post
    I thought you were a vegan and didn't believe in killing anything.
    I'm not advocating that New Zealand should follow Australia's footstep to go into war and kill people, but for defence purposes, every country has the right to protect itself, and I think New Zealand needs to improve it's military capabilities to do so, right now, it doesn't look like it's even trying.

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    Re: Australia outlines military plans

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    The Australian Animal Right's Watch Group (The AARWG, similar to the sound made by a Kangaroo) has been in sharp opposition to the Australian Special Forces (SAS) future plans to equip specially trained Kangaroos with a variation of jump boots, allowing them to leap incredible distances. Details about the program are classified, but increased surveillance abilities as well as bridge making have been theorized as potential uses.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    I'm not advocating that New Zealand should follow Australia's footstep to go into war and kill people, but for defence purposes, every country has the right to protect itself, and I think New Zealand needs to improve it's military capabilities to do so, right now, it doesn't look like it's even trying.
    What - does Greenpeace have a navy to threaten New Zealand now?
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    Re: Australia outlines military plans

    The whole idea that militarization is for defense is a bunch of non-sense. Australia wants offensive capabilities to get its piece of the world pie, nothing more. As it stands, its military is not in a position to take place in a lot of the major world campaigns right now. Its contribution to the war in Afghanistan was not the greatest, for example. There is a rise of conservativism in most of the Western governments now, including Australia, which naturally leads to increased military spending.

    No one wants to invade Australia. It the most arid continent... the population that's living there is barely sustainable as it is, given increasing resource challenges (such as water). There's some oil there, sure, but it's nothing to scoff at. Resource limitations and being in a relatively isolated geographic location are good incentives to want an expanded military to go abroad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ludahai View Post
    What - does Greenpeace have a navy to threaten New Zealand now?
    What's that suppose mean? Seriously, I'm not getting it.

    I agree with Orius about invading Australia, the same applies to New Zealand. NZ's small, isolated, and it would be a huge waste of time and money trying to invade NZ, and there is hardly any benefit.

    But still, I think the NZ Forces still need to look respectable, at best. We only have 2 frigates in our Navy, the 2 frigates make up our whole offensive line, supported by a few smaller patrol boats. We lack an Air Force, and our Army is still using equipment such as artillery and arms from the 1970s.

    Kiwi's may be flightless, but I don't think our Air Force should be.

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    Re: Australia outlines military plans

    Quote Originally Posted by Orius View Post
    No one wants to invade Australia. It the most arid continent... the population that's living there is barely sustainable as it is, given increasing resource challenges (such as water). There's some oil there, sure, but it's nothing to scoff at. Resource limitations and being in a relatively isolated geographic location are good incentives to want an expanded military to go abroad.

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    Re: Australia outlines military plans

    Quote Originally Posted by George VI View Post
    What's that suppose mean? Seriously, I'm not getting it.

    I agree with Orius about invading Australia, the same applies to New Zealand. NZ's small, isolated, and it would be a huge waste of time and money trying to invade NZ, and there is hardly any benefit.

    But still, I think the NZ Forces still need to look respectable, at best. We only have 2 frigates in our Navy, the 2 frigates make up our whole offensive line, supported by a few smaller patrol boats. We lack an Air Force, and our Army is still using equipment such as artillery and arms from the 1970s.

    Kiwi's may be flightless, but I don't think our Air Force should be.
    Sorry, I didn't see a "tongue in cheek" icon. No one is going to invade New Zealand save a couple of Greenpeace cutters.
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