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Australia assigns warship to enforce North Korean sanctions

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Good to see a contribution..

Thought we retired the Orions for the Poseidons though..

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Don’t put your nose in other peoples business.

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Oh and whose business is it then goodlucktoyou? Enlighten us please?

Its a multinational effort by the way.

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Our one boat now in North Korea. That'll show em! ;)

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@Goodlucktoyou - Don’t put your nose in other peoples business.

Whether you like it or not, the goings on in the DPRK effect the whole world. Japan is doing very little, except begging to get their kidnapped people back - if there were any kidnapped at all. Economic sanctions do not work because they only effect the needy, of which there are many in the DPRK. Furthermore, if you care to read the article, the Australian ship is only there to monitor any illegal transactions in the oceans.

@Matt Hartwell - Our one boat now in North Korea. That'll show em! ;)

Yes, that one boat with the latest surveillance technology and 230 highly trained navy personnel.

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Yes, that one boat with the latest surveillance technology and 230 highly trained navy personnel.

Point taken ;) You know I am pro ADF.

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Satellite coverage from the USA, China, Russia, Korea and Japan should have that region pretty well handled. Just need to share the info quickly enough so positive actions can be taken.

Oh - scratch China and Russia. They only claim to be following sanctions.

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Matt HartwellToday 02:49 pm JST

Our one boat now in North Korea. That'll show em! ;)

The current Australian navy has about 20 combat vessels without including Patrol craft and the newest Air warfare destroyer HMAS Brisbane is due to be commissioned this month. Certainly not the biggest navy in the world but with high technology and top notch training, they could give anyone a bloody nose, or good support in providing humanitarian assistance when required. No need for putting them down.

Australia normally does its part in International affairs, this deployment is no different to its participation in anti piracy efforts around Africa when the Pirates were active in that area.

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"Whether you like it or not, the goings on in the DPRK effect the whole world."

"Economic sanctions do not work because they only effect the needy,"

When natives don't know the difference and the verb AFFECT should be used, little wonder the "Japanese" can't speak proper English!!!!!!

And Australia tries, but they're just a little insignificance in military terms.

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The current Australian navy has about 20 combat vessels without including Patrol craft and the newest Air warfare destroyer HMAS Brisbane is due to be commissioned this month. Certainly not the biggest navy in the world but with high technology and top notch training, they could give anyone a bloody nose, or good support in providing humanitarian assistance when required. No need for putting them down.

I would like to see two more helicopter carriers built to compliment the Canberra and the Adelaide, but modified as far as needs be for use by the F35. So you would have two traditional helicopter carriers and two for F35 use based on the east and west coasts respectively.

Also the submarine program is going to be too little, too late.

Australia normally does its part in International affairs, this deployment is no different to its participation in anti piracy efforts around Africa when the Pirates were active in that area.

Agreed. And we have wound down operations in those areas I seem to recall.

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