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Singapore Goes Pro-Active

Dear Editor,

While not wishing to reopen the seemingly "lost cause" debate on defence, recent purchases announced by "the tiny city-state of Singapore" must have our defence wizards wondering how they got it so wrong.

Singapore has just announced the purchase of an additional 6 frigates, 4 submarines and 20 F16C fighters.

In justification, Singapore's Defence Minister Tony Tan said "Singapore has no apparent enemies. But the government feels its big and well-financed military helps ensure its position as an oasis of peace and prosperity in an often turbulent region".

One must wonder what our Prime Minister has to say to that?

Mirek Marcanik


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