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Documents reveal Australia’s Cold War concerns

Saturday, January 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News January 1,2011.
By online political correspondent Emma Rodgers(ABC).
Secret cabinet documents from 1980 reveal how Malcolm Fraser’s cabinet grappled with the desire to back the US during escalating Cold War tensions while protecting Australia’s own military and trade interests.

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Australia feared nuclear attack over US ties: archives

Saturday, January 1, 2011 Comments off

Laaska News Jan.1,2010.

By online political correspondent Emma Rodgers(ABC)

Malcolm Fraser’s cabinet was warned in 1980 that boosting its military ties with the US could put Australia at risk of a nuclear attack and expose it to involvement it in American operations contrary to its national interest, secret cabinet documents show. Read more…