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7 May 2019
Strike swiftly: A history of Australian Special Forces (Part One)
Special forces units are some of the most storied in not just the Australian Defence Force, but around the globe. Defence Connect will take a look bac...
7 May 2019
Japan redoubles power projection focus to secure Indo-Pacific interests
China’s continued assertiveness in the South China Sea has prompted a resurgence in Japan’s assertiveness in the region. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe...
6 May 2019
South Korea responds to growing regional tensions with focus on power projection
With renewed threat from North Korea and the rising challenges of an assertive China, South Korea has initiated a range of naval, air and land acquisi...
3 May 2019
Defence capability is an insurance policy, not a zero sum game
We can all agree that home and contents insurance is a necessary evil; it is one of those things that is better to have and not need, than need and n...
3 May 2019
Maximising ‘defence in depth’: Linking JORN, AIR 6500 and A2AD
JORN has long served as a key force multiplier for the ADF, providing unprecedented over-the-horizon surveillance capabilities to monitor contingencie...
2 May 2019
Wolf packs and the power of asymmetric naval warfare
Maritime warfare is evolving at a similar pace to that of other domains, and the rise of unmanned technologies, advanced sensors and increasingly cost...
1 May 2019
Minor, middle or great power? Defining Australia’s role in the Indo-Pacific
The rise of Indo-Pacific Asia is serving to exacerbate Australia’s identity crisis, with politics playing an important role in navigating the quagmi...
1 May 2019
The history of the Royal Australian Navy (Part Three)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, with the current seri...
30 Apr 2019
Birds of a feather: Middle powers and bipartisan strategic policy making
Canada, like Australia, has a shared history of reliance upon global great powers for strategic security. This dependence has resulted in an often myo...
30 Apr 2019
The history of the Royal Australian Navy (Part Two)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, with the current seri...
29 Apr 2019
Policy precedence: The power of bipartisanship in developing defence policy (Part 1)
Politics plays an important role in the formation of any nation’s strategic posture and Australia is no different. As Indo-Pacific Asia develops, th...
29 Apr 2019
National security strategy key to linking new ADF capabilities together
Australia is undertaking some overdue reforms of the defence sector. The federal government has done commendable work in this area, undertaking the la...
29 Apr 2019
The history of the Royal Australian Navy (Part One)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, and will now move on ...
26 Apr 2019
Reach out and touch someone: Indo-Pacific Asia’s tactical and strategic bombers
Long-range strike aircraft, ranging from tactical to strategic bombers, provide nations with potent power projection and deterrence capabilities. The ...
26 Apr 2019
Duty and honour – The history of the Australian Army (Part Three)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, beginning with the...
24 Apr 2019
The teeth in China’s anti-access/area denial defences
China’s pursuit of a reliable counter to US and allied multi-domain power projection platforms like carrier strike groups has resulted in the develo...
24 Apr 2019
Duty and honour – The History of the Australian Army (Part Two)
In the days surrounding Anzac Day, Defence Connect will be looking back on the history of the Australian Defence Force branches, beginning with the A...
18 Apr 2019
Wolves of the sea: Hunter killers and boomers in the Indo-Pacific
Next-generation submarines are emerging as another battle ground for the competing super powers, with both the US and China seeking to develop and in...
18 Apr 2019
The layers of modern missile defence
As hypersonics transform the capabilities of contemporary strike missiles, the systems used to defend against such weapons will continue to evolve. L...
17 Apr 2019
Drawing parallels: The build up for WWI and the 21st century’s carrier race
Naval power has always played a critical role in the way great powers interact. The decades leading up to the outbreak of the First World War saw an u...

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