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12 Sep 2019
Japan confirms renewed push for next-gen air superiority fighter
Amid growing concern about the range and capability of Russian and Chinese fifth-generation fighter aircraft, the Japanese government has confirmed it...
11 Sep 2019
Minister’s address renews focus on hardening Australia’s northern defences
Recognising the growing consensus among Australia’s strategic policy thinkers, Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has used a speech in Canberra to reaf...
11 Sep 2019
Expanding the Royal Navy’s presence in the Indo-Pacific
As both Australian officials and their UK counterparts call for increased interoperability and a reinvigorated Royal Navy presence in the region is ex...
10 Sep 2019
Clarifying the nation’s role strengthens the impact of a National Security Strategy
With the introduction of a cohesive National Security Strategy gaining traction, a key component of successfully implementing and maximising the impac...
10 Sep 2019
Is it time for Australia to develop an integrated cyber command?
As state and non-state cyber capabilities continue to evolve and pose an ever growing threat to critical infrastructure and the national economy and p...
10 Sep 2019
Helping the tall poppies grow – Supporting the growth of Australia’s defence SMEs
Australia’s defence industry and advanced manufacturing sectors are going from strength to strength with the support of the Defence Industrial Capab...
9 Sep 2019
Accelerated Warfare key to enhancing the tactical and strategic capacity of future Army
Accelerated Warfare has been developed to enhance the interoperability, lethality and tactical and strategic capability of the Army as the regional ba...
9 Sep 2019
It’s time for Australia to recognise the real threat, outgoing spy chief warns
Duncan Lewis, outgoing director general of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), has identified what he believes is the most serio...
9 Sep 2019
Individual strategies great, but a National Security Strategy provides the glue
Former Australian Major General turned senator Jim Molan has long been an advocate of an all encompassing National Security Strategy to bring togethe...
6 Sep 2019
Chief of Army identifies the growing role of Army within the joint force
Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr, has released an updated guidance document outlining the ‘Army’s Contribution to Defence Strategy’ ...
5 Sep 2019
Nearly a decade on and Australia’s ‘Asian Century’ dream appears to have run aground
When it was first released in 2012, the Gillard government’s Asian Century white paper promised Australians an easy ride on the back the Indo-Pacif...
5 Sep 2019
Two is a good start, but the RAN needs another supply ship
Australia’s current supply ships, HMA Ships Success (already decommissioned) and Sirius are closer to their impending retirement following the la...
4 Sep 2019
US Space Command head pushes priority for expanded allied role in space
The growing importance of space as a domain within the modern battlespace has prompted the US government to reform the US Air Force’s Space Command...
3 Sep 2019
Weather dependence on top of oil dependence
With declining oil self-sufficiency over a number of years, Australia has become very dependent on energy transported by sea. On top of this, contempo...
3 Sep 2019
Supporting fleet modernisation with an expanded network of ashore infrastructure
With the Royal Australian Navy receiving a range of new surface ships and submarines, the fleet’s ashore sustainment, overhaul and repair facilities...
2 Sep 2019
Growing concerns about Pentagon’s ability to fund America’s global responsibilities
Rising regional and global tensions are beginning to reveal both the limitations of US power and, indeed, its long-term willingness to maintain the po...
2 Sep 2019
The Janowitz citizen – or how to get more out of the reserve
The citizen-soldier, once the bedrock of the Australian Army, has given way to the highly professionalised force we have today. However, we can use th...
30 Aug 2019
President Xi expected to mobilise the Chinese Communist Party and PLA ahead of 70th anniversary
Chinese President Xi Jinping is preparing for the 70th anniversary of the establishment of the People’s Republic of China to outline a unifying call...
30 Aug 2019
Military partners as a fundamental component for enhancing ADF capability
Defence industry can benefit from recruiting from the ADF partner talent pool as part of efforts to grow its workforce to meet the demands associated ...
29 Aug 2019
Defiant China to conduct renewed war games in proximity to Taiwan
Amid mounting regional and global tensions, China has announced plans for a range of new war games near the disputed island of Taiwan, bringing togeth...

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