Category Australia

Secret Military Mission Uncovered In Libya; Including Australian, British, And U.S. Operatives

Secret military mission uncovered in Libya dailytelegraph.com.au · May 25, 2020 United Nations experts have unmasked a secret mission of private western forces in Libya, including Australian, British and US military operatives, according to a confidential report seen by dpa. At least 20 people from Australia, France, Malta, South Africa, Britain and the United States were […]

Newly Released Report: “Breaking The China Supply Chain: How The ‘Five Eyes’ Can Decouple From Strategic Dependency”

Newly Released Report: “Breaking The China Supply Chain: How The ‘Five Eyes’ Can Decouple From Strategic Dependency” http://www.fortunascorner.com      Breaking-the-China-Chain I have not had a chance to read the newly released report as yet from the Henry Jackson Society; but, wanted to go ahead an send a link/attachment tp the report. I hope to […]

China Drops A COVID-19 Gauntlet On Australia; Bejing Threatens Punitive Trade Measures To Quiet Canberra’s Rising Calls For An Indeoendent Probe Into COVID-19’s Origins

China Drops A COVID-19 Gauntlet On Australia; Bejing Threatens Punitive Trade Measures To Quiet Canberra’s Rising Calls For An Indeoendent Probe Into COVID-19’s Origins http://www.fortunsacorner.com      Want to get a glimpse of how the world will work with Communist China as the world’s economic superpower? Look no further than what is transpriing between Beijing […]

Australia Called ‘Gum Stuck To China’s Shoe’ By State Media In Coronavirus Investigation Stoush

Australia called ‘gum stuck to China’s shoe’ by state media in coronavirus investigation stoush The Guardian · by Lily Kuo · April 28, 2020 Australian foreign minister Marise Payne has put down ‘any suggestion that economic coercion is an appropriate response’ to Australia’s call for an investigations into the origins of coronavirus, which China opposes. Photograph: Lukas Coch/AAPAustralia […]

China Conducts Deepwater Surveys Near Secretive Base US And Australian Subs And Ships Use In South China Sea

Excerpts:   “Beijing is keen to know as much as it can about … these submarine routes, and it would also be wanting to test and monitor the Australian response to the presence of a high-tech Chinese vessel that’s loitering off its coast,” a defense official told the Australian Broadcasting Commission. … Admiral Philip Davidson, […]

Philippines Tells U.S. It Will End Military Cooperation Deal

How much suppport does Duarte have among the key influential Philippine military community (rertired/active duty) for this policy? Is this a truning point that was coming regardless of Duarte? Or is he a one-off, and this policy will be rescinded as soon as he is no longer President? If this decision was telegraphed and in […]

Does Australia Need A Massive U.S. Naval Base?

Does Australia Need a Massive U.S. Naval Base? | RealClearDefense realcleardefense.com · by Euan Graham The U.S. Naval War College’s James Holmes, a strategist of serious stature, has suggested that the U.S. Navy should establish a ‘massive’ base in Australia. This isn’t Holmes’s first stab at this. His initial proposal, back in 2011, apparently received the ‘gimlet-eye’ treatment from […]

Australian Army Reveals Battlefield Secrets That Helped Defeat Islamic State

Excerpts: Major General Roger Noble spoke of the need to challenge the extremist narrative espoused by IS fighters in the bid to eradicate the terrorist group from Syria and Iraq. “It’s [more than] clearing cities, destroying targets, dropping bombs, the Western focus on kinetic fighting — it’s to defeat the idea,” he said. … The […]

China Could Overwhelm U.S. Military In Asia In Hours, Australian Report Says

If our/U.S. allies in the Pacific really believe this — then there may be more urgency on their part to develop a nuclear weapons capability.  RCP, fortunascorner https://www.cnn.com/2019/08/20/asia/australia-china-us-military-report-intl-hnk/index.html China could overwhelm US military in Asia in hours, Australian report says By Brad Lendon, CNN Updated 10:25 AM ET, Tue August 20, 2019 Hong Kong (CNN)The US military […]

Stealing A March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare In The Indo-Pacific; Issues And Options For Allied Defense Planners

Volume 1 can be downloaded here: https://csbaonline.org/uploads/documents/Stealing_a_March_Final.pdf Volume 2 (Case Studies) can be downloaded here: https://csbaonline.org/uploads/documents/Stealing_a_March_Annex_Final.pdf Stealing a March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare in the Indo-Pacific; Issues and Options for Allied Defense Planners https://csbaonline.org/research/publications/stealing-a-march-chinese-hybrid-warfare-in-the-indo-pacific-issues-and-options-for-allied-defense-planners July 24, 2019  Ross Babbage Resources: Strategy & Policy Volumes 1 & 2: Stealing a March: Chinese Hybrid Warfare in the Indo-Pacific: Issues and Options for Allied […]