$270 billion arms expenditure – a sensible precaution or a belligerent gesture?

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Prime Minister Scott Morrison suggests that the post Covid world order will resemble the 1930’s, with China implicitly cast in the role of Nazi Germany.

Is the comparison historically justified, and is a continuing dependence on American military hardware a sensible strategy for Australia’s  future?

Bay FM Community Newsroom reporter Jim Beatson and The Wire’s Rob Osborne compiled these responses from veteran investigative journalist, Brian Toohey.

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