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7 Oct 2020
Government commitment won’t return Aussie manufacturing: USSC fellow
The Commonwealth government has launched a comprehensive policy and funding package designed to boost Australia’s manufacturing capacity and nationa...
US Navy 2045
7 Oct 2020
US Navy 2045 fleet plan reaffirms nation’s commitment to sea power
US Defense Secretary Dr Mark Esper has raised the curtains on a comprehensive proposal to reshape the make up and capability of the US Navy and its fu...
6 Oct 2020
US Navy struggling to keep ageing surface fleet ‘fit for purpose’
Burdened by global responsibilities and a shrinking budget, an internal report has revealed the US Navy is apparently struggling to maintain and moder...
5 Oct 2020
Congress pushes back on Pentagon plans to scale back US presence in Europe
The Pentagon has increasingly advocated for a scaled back US presence in Europe to better position key force multiplying units and capabilities in clo...
2 Oct 2020
US Congress representatives spruik balance of ‘Buy American’ reforms
A group of US congressional representatives have sought to set the record straight regarding the bipartisan-backed ‘Buy American’ provision in the...
1 Oct 2020
It’s on: Prime Minister announces plan for post-COVID recovery
Prime Minister Scott Morrison has used a National Press Club address to shed light on a $1.5 billion plan to reignite the fires of Australian industr...
30 Sep 2020
CSIRO report reveals focal points for post-COVID national resilience framework
Australia’s national science agency, the CSIRO, has responded to growing public concern about the nation’s resilience in the post-COVID world and ...
29 Sep 2020
US Navy scoping document reveals plans for a 500-ship fleet
It seems that both the Pentagon and the US Navy have been busy at work planning for the future of the US Navy, with a fleet far in excess of the 355 s...
28 Sep 2020
Outlining the solution: Senator articulates National Security Strategy answer
Retired Major General turned senator, Jim Molan, AO, DSC, has played a pivotal role in urging the development of a ‘National Security Strategy’ to...
25 Sep 2020
Consumer calls for ‘ethical manufacturing’ perfect to shift policy dialogue
Growing concerns about global exploitation of cheap labour have seen an increasing number of businesses and consumers marketing and calling for the wi...
24 Sep 2020
China anxiety no good for either side: former PM&C adviser
Former Prime Minister and Cabinet adviser Andrew Forrest has called for a robust conversation with the Australian public to help soothe the nation’s...
23 Sep 2020
World’s rush to limit manufacturing dependence on China presents opportunity
Growing concern about overdependence on easily hindered supply chains has prompted many nations and companies to withdraw their manufacturing faciliti...
23 Sep 2020
Marines establish new littoral capability to counter South China Sea forts
The US Marines have introduced a new littoral regiment designed to directly counter Beijing’s South China Sea island fortresses, with a focus on rap...
22 Sep 2020
US Marines prepare for distributed amphibious warfare ship capabilities
Distributed warfare is emerging as a key focus for the modernisation efforts of US Marine Commandant, General David Berger. At the core of these effor...
21 Sep 2020
Is Australia really prepared for regional conflict? Paul Dibb asks important question
As the war of words and tensions between great powers continue to rise, with Australia at the epicentre, acclaimed Australian strategist Paul Dibb has...
18 Sep 2020
Conflicting jurisdictions a major threat to cohesive, national policy making
Every day the battle between the Prime Minister and various state and territory leaders seems to get worse, as both sides dig their heels in. This div...
18 Sep 2020
US industry gears up for Reaper replacement with focus on long-range, strike
A collection of US defence contractors are lining up to provide the US Air Force with a replacement for its MQ-9 Reaper series of UAS, with the focus ...
17 Sep 2020
US Defense Secretary urgently calls for more shipbuilding funding
US Defense Secretary Dr Mark Esper has reaffirmed urgent calls for an increased level of funding for US Navy shipbuilding programs as the naval arms r...
17 Sep 2020
Cheeky buggers: The US Air Force has already built and flown its future fighter?
In a major milestone for the US Air Force’s ‘next generation air dominance’ fighter program, Dr Will Roper, the Assistant Secretary of the Air F...
16 Sep 2020
‘Reshoring’ industry as a means of enhancing and building national security?
COVID-19 has plunged the Australian and global economy into a major recession and revealed a startling vulnerability to easily constrained global sup...

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