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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...
16 Sep 2020
There needs to be some compromise in the relationship: Paul Kelly
Despite a growing war of words turning into very real efforts to economically and politically coerce Australia into compliance, there could be room f...
15 Sep 2020
Opposition MP calls on government to reconsider Darwin port deal
Northern Territory MP Luke Gosling has called on the Commonwealth government to conduct an in-depth review of the Chinese acquisition of the Port of ...
15 Sep 2020
Beware the wolf: ASPI executive director issues renewed warning
ASPI executive director Peter Jennings has issued a renewed warning for Australian policymakers: “Beware the wolf”, as Beijing steps up its econom...
14 Sep 2020
Ahead of future fight, US reworks carrier air wing formation
As peer competitors increasingly challenge the supremacy of the aircraft carrier, the US Navy is responding with a range of modernisation and developm...
11 Sep 2020
Calls for Prime Minister to ‘balance’ nation’s relationship with two superpowers
Lowy Institute non-resident fellow Alan Dupont has issued a challenge to Prime Minister Scott Morrison, calling on the government to make a concerted ...
10 Sep 2020
Chinese Navy flexes muscles with dual carrier operations
With global tensions rising and the war of words between Beijing and Washington escalating, the rising power has sought to flex its growing military c...
9 Sep 2020
ASPI expert calls for need to ‘accelerate national policy making’ to focus on future challenges
Deputy director of ASPI’s professional development program, Gill Savage, has joined growing calls from across the breadth of Australian society to c...

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