Strategy

Index shows Australian maritime weaknesses

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By Jay Benson* Stable Seas recently released its third annual Maritime Security Index with one very important addition. This time, the geographic scope was expanded...

US should station a new First Fleet on our northern coast

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By Salvatore Babones* With China on the march and incoming US president Joe Biden pledging to work with allies to counter it, no American ally...

Resetting Northern Australia’s national security posture

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John Coyne's report highlights the vast economic opportunities in northern Australia and how they can contribute to our national security. The author makes the case...

Big opportunity for Australia in Indo-Pacific

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By Peter Jennings* Australia has a brilliant opportunity to shape US President-elect Joe Biden’s strategy for the Indo-Pacific in a way that will secure a...

Economic costs of South China Sea conflict

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A military conflict in the South China Sea would force most shipping from Europe, the Middle East and Africa destined for Asia and the...

Road to larger US Navy could be rough

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The U.S. has underinvested in its naval forces for too long, the Navy's top officer said last week (Dec 2020), military.com reports. But the road...

US goes back to Atlantic fleet name

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Citing a changing geopolitical world, Navy Secretary Kenneth Braithwaite said Wednesday that U.S. Fleet Forces Command will be renamed as U.S. Atlantic Fleet, a...

US Navy and marines under-strength: think tank

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The Navy and Marine Corps are only “marginally” capable of meeting America’s national security needs, according to a new scorecard from The Heritage Foundation. The...

The submarine capability gap

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The 2020 Defence Strategic Update released by the Morrison government on 1 July concluded that Australia’s strategic environment is deteriorating – and deteriorating faster...

UK to be Europe’s foremost naval power

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson has announced Britain's biggest boost in military spending since the end of the Cold War, as the country looks to...