Donald Trump
Donald Trump David Goldman

Trump's plan to supersize military to counter China

Rudy Giuliani, the frontrunner for Donald Trump's secretary of state, has revealed the president-elect is committed to building a "gigantic" military force to combat China.

Mr Giuliani said this would be designed to allow the US to fight a "two-ocean war".

It's a sure-fire sign Mr Trump's administration will maintain a presence in the Asia-Pacific region.

"We'll take our military up to 550,000 troops (instead of) going to 420,000,'' Mr Giuliani said. "We (will) take our navy up to 350 ships, (instead of) going to 247.

"At 350, China can't match us in the Pacific. At 247 ships, we can't fight a two-ocean war; we gave up the Pacific.

"If you face them with a military that is modern, gigantic, overwhelming and unbelievably good at conventional and asymmetric warfare, they may challenge it, but I doubt it."



Deputy premier meets with unpaid subcontractors

Deputy premier meets with unpaid subcontractors

The deputy premier could have good news for local unpaid subbies.

Face of Lismore flood dies in tragic circumstances

premium_icon Face of Lismore flood dies in tragic circumstances

"Deeply disturbing that someone has died under these circumstances"

Drunk driver caught at 180km/h on Pacific Highway

Drunk driver caught at 180km/h on Pacific Highway

Police said the man overtook seven cars and a semi trailer

Local Partners