A US Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on January 10, 2016. The US is preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in northern Australia. Photo: AP
A US Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on January 10, 2016. The US is preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in northern Australia. Photo: AP
Sameed Basha
Opinion

Opinion

Sameed Basha

In hosting US B-52 bombers, Australia risks making itself a target for China

  • Such misguided bravado will hurt Australia’s economy, which is heavily dependent on China, and increase the size of the target on Canberra’s back in the event of war

A US Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on January 10, 2016. The US is preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in northern Australia. Photo: AP
A US Air Force B-52 bomber flies over Osan Air Base in Pyeongtaek, South Korea, on January 10, 2016. The US is preparing to deploy up to six nuclear-capable B-52 bombers in northern Australia. Photo: AP
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