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Friday linkage

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

4 April 2008 09:52

  • Careful what you wish for: Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon has shown some enthusiasm for the F-22 as the RAAF's new fighter. But a recent US study says F-22 maintenance hours are more than double what the manufacturer promised.
  • Yesterday, Thomas Christensen, Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for East Asia, spoke at the Lowy Institute about China. His remarks were off the record, but only because, Tom said, he had not had time to clear them. He kindly directed us to his recent congressional testimony, in which he said very similar things. 
  • The NY Times reports on the growth of cricket in America. My favourite line: 'spit balls are allowed'.