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Our air power future decided this week

By

Sam Roggeveen

@SamRoggeveen

28 April 2008 12:46

The Australian is reporting that the air power review report due to land on Defence Minister Joel Fitzgibbon's desk later this week will recommend Australia proceed with the purchase of up to 100 F-35 Joint Strike Fighters to replace the RAAF's F/A-18 Hornets. Patrick Walters' report says the recommendation will 'fundamentally shape' the upcoming Defence White Paper, which does rather support my argument that this review should have taken place after the White Paper was published. Talk about the tail wagging the dog.