By Bob Moyse*
Paul Dibb and Richard Brabin-Smith’s recent ASPI paper, Australia’s management of strategic risk in the new era, is an important strategic piece, which isn’t surprising given its authors. Australia often produces incisive and well-argued strategic-level thinking. But we aren’t so good at the next step down and usually skip straight to force structures with only superficial consideration of the operational concepts that ought to drive them. With that in mind, here’s my attempt at a ‘red team’ appraisal of the argument, first from Beijing and then from Jakarta.