Limited by resources and size the F-35 was the best, and largely only, option available to the ADF that guaranteed long term defense interests.
In terms of National Power in the past, the majority of modern “Grey-Zone” activities centred on clear Diplomatic, Information, non-lethal Military and Economic actions. What is concerning are the blurred lines developing between these instruments, where often State actions do not meet perceived intent creating confusion in the rules-based global order.
For several decades, the relationship between Australia and India seemed limited to Commonwealth, cricket and curry.
The ASPC Leader Enrichment Program blog series delivers the thoughts and concepts of the program's junior leaders as they tackle Module 2 - Nationa
Winner of the WOFF-AF Creative Writing Award, this Blog investigates how Air Force can improve its enlisted aviators opportunities without requiring them to commission.
Defence Strategic Review and Adapt: Implementing DSR as a Wargame
Australian Defence Force
This article began as a response to Daniel Cook’s recent article on ‘Turning the Tap Off – Stopping the Flow of Pointless Jobs in the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF)’ (Cook, 2023); as such, it will address some of the points raised in that article within the context a broader trend towards what I term ‘military populism’.
There is a growing threat to societies, and their critical infrastructure as more actors take to the skies.