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Australian Defence Policy satire
« on: September 04, 2017, 16:10:23 »
Philip II of Macedon to Spartans (346 BC):  "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

Reply:  "If."

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Re: Australian Defence Policy satire
« Reply #1 on: September 04, 2017, 16:19:22 »
That is a funny skit to be sure.  But, isn't there a grain of truth to that clip? :orly:

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Re: Australian Defence Policy satire
« Reply #2 on: September 04, 2017, 16:28:38 »
That is a funny skit to be sure.  But, isn't there a grain of truth to that clip? :orly:

Well, the best satire/parody has a grain of truth.
Philip II of Macedon to Spartans (346 BC):  "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

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Re: Australian Defence Policy satire
« Reply #3 on: September 04, 2017, 17:53:00 »
The same reason why "Yes, Minister." was so (sadly) funny.

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Re: Australian Defence Policy satire
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2017, 18:45:24 »
Not bad!

Even more food for thought is the fact that RAN just shoved its first task group on patrol since most people in this forum were born. The last was Indian Ocean Deployment 1980, when a mate of mine went for an unscheduled swim from his Skyhawk when the carrier catapult went u/s.

Now we have Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Some words and stuff in this news clip, from Sydney - https://youtu.be/1DE_phsVA7E

Six ships (one LHD, one tanker, four frigates), approx 1200 pers.

No point even guessing if there's a sub in the mix.

Due home at end of November.

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Re: Australian Defence Policy satire
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 21:35:07 »
Not bad!

Even more food for thought is the fact that RAN just shoved its first task group on patrol since most people in this forum were born. The last was Indian Ocean Deployment 1980, when a mate of mine went for an unscheduled swim from his Skyhawk when the carrier catapult went u/s.

Now we have Indo Pacific Endeavour 2017.

Some words and stuff in this news clip, from Sydney - https://youtu.be/1DE_phsVA7E

Six ships (one LHD, one tanker, four frigates), approx 1200 pers.

No point even guessing if there's a sub in the mix.

Due home at end of November.

That is a self-sustaining TG - sadly, more than what we can do now thanks to having no tanker. 

Also, it's not like the RAN has done nothing - the ANZAC class were contributors to CTF 150 and 151 for the anti-piracy patrols.
Philip II of Macedon to Spartans (346 BC):  "You are advised to submit without further delay, for if I bring my army into your land, I will destroy your farms, slay your people, and raze your city."

Reply:  "If."

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Re: Australian Defence Policy satire
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 12:50:03 »
China will take that which is not protected, to deal with China, be the porcupine.

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Re: Australian Defence Policy satire
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 13:49:07 »
Also, it's not like the RAN has done nothing - the ANZAC class were contributors to CTF 150 and 151 for the anti-piracy patrols.
Single-ship deployments end in second half of next year, although unknown what plans are in place for CTF150 commitments, et al.


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Re: Australian Defence Policy satire
« Reply #10 on: October 04, 2017, 17:46:54 »
I personally liked taking F-35 Prototype #4 out behind the woodshed an doing and "Old Yeller" because it had become self aware. :nod:

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