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Reconceiving Australian landpower. A two ocean army?

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By Professor Michael Evans, General Sir Francis Hassett Chair of Military Studies, Australian Defence College Key Points: The Indo-Pacific has emerged as the main theatre of...

Geography must come first in defence

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By Paul Dibb* Since the announcement this month (July 2220) by Prime Minister Scott Morrison of a radical shift in Australia’s defence policy, the question...

An Indian view of Australia’s Strategic Update

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By Rear Admiral Sudarshan Shrikhande, Indian Navy (Retired)* The Australian Prime Minister, Scott Morrison’s release of the Strategic Update 2020 had considerable coverage and commentary...

Maritime’s big role in Defence Update

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By Rear Admiral Allan du Toit* The Commonwealth Government’s 2020 Defence Strategic Update and the supporting $270 billion 2020 Force Structure Plan to enhance Australia’s...

The power of long-range anti-ship missiles

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By Richard Dunley* Defence commentators have devoted much attention in recent years to the development of long-range anti-ship missiles, whether in the form of anti-ship...

Strategic update and Indonesia

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By Greta Nabbs-Keller* One might assume that Australia’s announcement of a significant increase in defence funding and move to a more assertive defence posture would be...

Candid assessment of strategic challenges

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By James Goldrick* The Defence Strategic Update 2020 launched yesterday in Canberra is a notably candid assessment of the strategic challenges Australia faces and the...

The 2020 Force Structure Plan: The Maritime Aspects

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On 1 July 2020, in one of the most significant Defence policy announcements in recent years the Commonwealth Government released the 2020 Defence Strategic...

First long-range weapon since 2010

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By Malcom Davis* For the first time since the retirement of the F-111C bomber in 2010, the government looks set to restore a long-range deterrence...

Comparison with 1930s drives upgrade

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By Peter Jennings* Scott Morrison’s speech at the launch of the defence strategic update and new force structure plan was fascinating. No fewer than four times he...