Australia’s alliance with the US is about ‘deterring China’

Strategic Analysis Australia’s Michael Shoebridge says the alliance between the United States and Australia is about “deterring China”.

“The reason we are in this military alliance with the US and other partners and allies is because security has always been important to us and that is because we face threats,” Mr Shoebridge said.

“Maintaining our security means doing these kinds of things otherwise we just give China a free ride to bully everybody.”