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To make a more accurate comparison of the real purchasing power of a country’s military spending, we need to factor in differences in labour and operational costs between countries. Roman Pilipey/EPA

China’s military might is much closer to the US than you probably think

China’s military budget is usually thought to be about 40% of that of the US. In reality it's about 75%.
Millennials are not into the ‘We are the greatest country’ idea. Shutterstock

Millennials are so over US domination of world affairs

Millennials are less inclined than older Americans to intervene abroad, maintain superior military power or believe the US is an exceptional nation. What does that mean for the country's future?
The DCNS Shortfin Barracuda is a large submarine, but that might suit our needs. AAP/DCNS Group

Why does Australia need submarines at all?

Submarines possess a number of unique capabilities that make them ideal to protect Australia's interests.

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