Category Archives: Defence and national security

Marco Paulo

WHEN I noticed in a Twitter sidebar on Tuesday that former Prime Minister Paul Keating would be “in conversation” at the National Press Club yesterday with Laura Tingle, I assumed it would be a farce. I was right, of course, … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, Foreign policy | 6 Comments

Turnbull denounces the Prime Minister as a lying liar

LET’S acknowledge two things before coming to the essence of Malcolm Turnbull’s latest tantrum. First, Scott Morrison’s AUKUS ‘deal’ was – and is – an impetuous shambles that makes little sense. It will probably never deliver a nuclear submarine to … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, Politics | 12 Comments

Beijing didn’t telephone General Milley to give him a heads-up

The PLA mustn’t have his number: China surprises U.S. with hypersonic missile test, FT reports.

Posted in Defence and national security | Leave a comment

Occam’s AUKUS

HOW would the English friar of razor fame slice and dice Scott Morrison’s foundering submarine project? Forget that the United States and Australia should have been discussing nuclear-powered subs years ago and that the catch-up being played after the French … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security | 13 Comments

The AUKUS Con

GREG Sheridan yesterday published the most intelligent analysis of the AUKUS submarine deal in an overcrowded market. Executive summary: there is virtually no chance this nation will ever take possession of any nuclear boats. Even if decisions were made in … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, Foreign policy | 13 Comments

Paul Keating Tugs The Forelock

AS I was saying last week, defence and national security were never his strongest suits. Forty years after Bob Menzies began building or renovating Australia’s regional partnerships – of little interest back then to a Labor Party led by Soviet … Continue reading

Posted in Defence and national security, History | 9 Comments

We should be very wary of a “forever” alliance with traitors

Mark Milley And His Ilk Are Disgracing The U.S. Military To The Entire World.

Posted in Defence and national security, Left-wing extremism | 10 Comments

Do nuke-hesitant deserve the same freedoms as the rest of us?

Australian nuclear submarines banned from NZ waters, says Jacinda Ardern.

Posted in Defence and national security | 2 Comments