Broinowski, Alison: The trust deficit in Canberra

Alison Broinowski

The trust deficit in Canberra‘, Pearls and Irritations, 13 February 2018

Looks at the implications of the appointment of Admiral Harry B. Harris as United States Ambassador to Australia.

The Prime Minister has said we are joined at the hip to our US ally, but can we rely on an indebted and over-extended America to defend us? If we can’t, should we not stop pleading with the Americans to ‘stay involved’ in the region? If neither we nor the US can prevent the rise of China, what would a war with China achieve? Isn’t more diplomacy and less militancy the answer?

Alison Broinowski is Vice President of Honest History and co-editor of The Honest History Book, where she wrote a chapter entitled ‘Australia’s tug of war: Militarism versus independence’. She has had many articles posted on the Honest History site; see our Search Engine or References by author A-Z.

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