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10 Jul 2019
The Empire Strikes Back: Defence Minister pushes for greater Aus-UK collaboration
In a blast from the past, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has used a speech in the UK to renew the special relationship between Australia and the UK a...
10 Jul 2019
The growing militarisation of space and Australia’s need to take the strategic initiative
It may be a far cry from the USS Enterprise of Captain Kirk, but the recent capture of images of the secretive Boeing designed X-37B space plane rais...
9 Jul 2019
Japan’s ARDB: The marine unit piquing China’s interest
With China sending a spy vessel down towards Australia in order to gather intelligence from Exercise Talisman Sabre, it is understood the main focus w...
5 Jul 2019
Lay the foundation: Develop and focus on strategic priorities and consistency
Strategic consistency and priorities have become more and more relevant in a rapidly changing region. Australian strategic thinkers have in recent we...
5 Jul 2019
Plan Beersheba, LAND 400 and a third way
The Australian Army’s joint LAND 400 program provides the opportunity to reshape and reorganise the combat formation of the Army to better support t...
4 Jul 2019
Aegis ashore, NORFORCE and an integrated Aussie BMD and A2/AD network
With the increasing proliferation of advanced ballistic and cruise missile threats in the Indo-Pacific, the Australian mainland has never been more ex...
4 Jul 2019
Hybrid warfare and a new role for Australia’s Special Forces?
The rise of asymmetric threats backed by state and non-state actors is challenging conventional force structures. Australia’s Special Forces are in...
3 Jul 2019
Defining a ‘great power’ and what it looks like for Australia
As US ambassador to Australia Arthur Culvahouse calls for Australia to embrace a ‘great power’ presence in the Indo-Pacific – understanding th...
3 Jul 2019
Defence industry as a catalyst for Australia’s industrial rebirth
Success leaves clues – as Australia embarks on the largest peacetime recapitalisation and investment in the nation’s defence and defence industr...
2 Jul 2019
Modern battleships: Arsenal ships and next-gen surface long-range maritime strike
While aircraft carriers will continue to serve a pivotal role in the era of increasingly advanced, long-range integrated anti-access/area denial (A2/A...
2 Jul 2019
Size does matter: A frank conversation about ADF manpower
A period of modernisation combined with the increasing capability of regional peer and near-peer competitors is challenging the traditional technologi...
1 Jul 2019
Australia's rapidly closing window of opportunity
Over the weekend, renowned Australian strategic policy expert Hugh White added fuel to the fire about the rapidly changing strategic environment of th...
1 Jul 2019
Will a royal commission into veteran suicide address the larger issue?
Australia’s service personnel answer the call to protect the nation and its interests – with single-minded dedication and commitment to keeping Au...
1 Jul 2019
Mothballs: Developing Australia’s strategic materiel reserves
As Australia undergoes the largest peacetime modernisation and recapitalisation of the ADF, a number of platforms will be retired from service or on-s...
28 Jun 2019
Establishing a second ‘Fortress of the Pacific’ – Developing Darwin
Darwin has long served as one of Australia’s key staging points for launching operations into south-east Asia and the broader Indo-Pacific. As China...
28 Jun 2019
Developing Australia’s at-sea deterrence force: Sub hunter-killer groups
Silently hunting below the waves, the vessels are increasingly lethal and difficult to detect – submarines are one of the great tactical and strateg...
27 Jun 2019
First responders, escorts and missile defenders: Surface action groups
While carriers and amphibious expeditionary groups are the most prominent naval task groups – surface action groups provide valuable, flexible force...
27 Jun 2019
The importance of enhancing Australia’s strategic space situational awareness
Space situational awareness (SSA) is emerging as one of the major battlegrounds of the 21st century. For Australia – a world leader in the develop...
26 Jun 2019
Lightning inbound! The US Marines ‘Lightning Carrier’ concept
As the capabilities of the F-35 Joint Strike Fighter variants continue to evolve, new CONOPs will evolve around the fifth-generation platform – the ...
26 Jun 2019
Distractions, transactions, oh my! The challenges of an increasingly unreliable US
Despite record reinvestment in the US Armed Forces, a seemingly confrontational, albeit erratic, President, who is allegedly questioning the benefit o...

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