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Comment Re:$805M budget (Score 1) 229 229
There were no US forces in Darwin in pretty much the only real attack we've ever seen.

Or rather there were 10 P-40 Warhawks there purely by coincidence with crews who were untrained, and a single Destroyer which got sunk.
The US was not there to help defend Darwin at all, just as a convenient place to stop.
When Japanese midget subs were in Sydney Harbour, there were two US ships there. Again using Sydney as a convenient port to stop at. They didn't help dealing with the subs at all.

The US hasn't ever defended Australian soil.

Comment Re:$805M budget (Score 1) 229 229

Last direct attack against the US by a enemy force, might that be Pearl Harbour? (To be honest, US history isn't my strong point, but attacks by a couple of people and the threat of attack doesn't count)

Number of stupidly pointless wars the US has created since WWII............

Yeah I wonder why defence is first on the chopping block.

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