Category Archives: Defence and national security

There is no finer writer on military-strategic affairs in Australia

But nobody would publish Gray Connolly’s latest analysis of the war in Ukraine. The truth hurts: For we in the West, there is a stark contrast between Russia’s valuable acquisitions in mere months versus our years of stupid wars in … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, War and peace | 37 Comments

Come for a sawn-off, leave with an anti-tank missile system

Biden’s boot sale for mafiosi: Only 30 percent of US weapons sent to Ukraine reach destination.

Posted in Defence and national security, War and peace | 3 Comments

“At 82, Pelosi seems sharper and more on-the-ball than Biden”

Greg Sheridan deploys the lowest bar since Mickey Rooney’s short-lived career as a high jumper: China moved the world closer to war this week. Pelosi has received a lot of bipartisan, Republican support for this trip. One Republican, of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, US politics | 30 Comments

Who would be dumb enough to join a “catastrophic” war?

We need to play into that debate in Beijing, play into the debate about whether Xi Jinping’s foreign policy has, after all, been so smart; by the way, ending up an ally of Russia’s in its catastrophic war in Ukraine. … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, Foreign policy | 30 Comments

Pick the communist deadbeats

■ Debt to GDP ratio: America: 107%. Great Britain: 80.70%. Australia: 45.10%. Russia: 12.20%. ■ Larry Elliott: Russia is winning the economic war and Putin is no closer to withdrawing troops.

Posted in Defence and national security, Economics and the economy, International | 14 Comments

Who could resist?

Penny Wong launches charm offensive in the Pacific in a bid to counter influence from China.

Posted in Defence and national security, Foreign policy | 7 Comments

What happened to loose lips sinking ships?

HMAS Adelaide experiences more mechanical problems, months after Tonga deployment. Australia’s largest warship is being hampered by new mechanical problems, placing limits on its speed, just months after suffering a complete power failure during a humanitarian mission to Tonga… A … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, Legal affairs | 2 Comments

Peking Dick

Scott Morrison questions Richard Marles’ ‘strangely high’ number of meetings with China officials.

Posted in Defence and national security, Federal politics | 10 Comments

Maybe the RAN should ask permission to use Darwin Port

For our nuclear subs: Australia needs to be ‘on guard’ to ‘serious threat’ in the Pacific: Paterson.

Posted in Defence and national security, Elections | 8 Comments

Mad Maxim

AN old aphorism-cum-cliché beloved of armchair Churchills and lounge lizard neo-cons was today raised to the headlines as Prepare for war and Dutton warns: Australians must prepare for war. It was a felicitous Anzac Day angle within an election campaign … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, Elections | 9 Comments

If it’s a bad thing for China to troll Australia from the Solomons, why is it a good thing for the US to troll Russia from Ukraine?

Posted in Defence and national security, International | 1 Comment

If the Islanders were white, we’d say they were greedy cowards

Not everything is the Morrison government’s fault: Solomon Islands and China sign security pact.

Posted in Defence and national security | 11 Comments

A year from now, we could be at war with the United States

Was this leaked now to block Kevni or Albo? Washington for ‘ambassador Rudd’ if Labor wins. Anthony Albanese has told some senior party colleagues he is in favour of appointing Kevin Rudd as Australia’s next ambassador to Washington if Labor … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, Federal politics | 6 Comments

Shock: American men don’t want to serve under senile pervert

Good luck invading Europe: US Army Reducing Its Numbers in Face of Recruiting Difficulties.

Posted in Defence and national security, Left-wing extremism | 7 Comments

Thread: ‘Why don’t the Australians take over the Solomons?’

The ADF was busy policing Melbourne: China Takes Over the Solomon Islands — And the Pacific.

Posted in Defence and national security, Foreign policy | 4 Comments

Full Mettle Racket

Cosplay Ramboettes fail: US Army approves reduced physical fitness standards for women. Following a three-year review, the Army has scrapped plans to use the same physical fitness test for all soldiers, choosing instead to have some reduced standards to allow … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Defence and national security | 6 Comments

See how that works?

That is our backyard. This is our neighbourhood and we are very concerned about any activity that is taking place in the Pacific Islands.” – Home Affairs Minister Karen Andrews Leaked documents suggest plans for Chinese military presence in Solomon … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security | 19 Comments

Invade This

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Posted in Defence and national security | 13 Comments