Journal article

Absurd, obscene and reckless - American nuclear weapons in the defence of Australia

R Tanter

Dissent | Dissent Publications | Published : 2013


Most Australians are unaware that their government aims to defend their country with US nuclear genocide. For the past two decades every Australian government has claimed to defend Australia against threat of nuclear attack by reliance on nuclear retaliation by the United States. In the words of the latest Defence White Paper: 2013. 'As long as nuclear weapons exist, we rely on the nuclear forces of the United States to deter nuclear attack on Australia. Australia is confident in the continuing viability of extended nuclear deterrence under the Alliance, while strongly supporting ongoing efforts towards global nuclear disarmament.'