AI is going to fundamentally transform how nations wage far. By failing to address it, the defence review leaves Australia unprepared for the future of war.
Germany’s Leopard II tank: battlefield advantage – at a cost.
The high cost of warfare is not only human – military expenditure on both sides is enormous and will strain defence budgets.
Be prepared: Nato Saber Strike 22exercises in Estonia, April 2022.
The post-cold war peace dividend has been spent. The west must prepare to allocate more funds for defence budgets.
In his second big defence announcement in under a week, Scott Morrison on Thursday will outline plans for a major expansion of Australia’s defence workforce to more than 101,000 by 2040.
Indonesian Defence Minister Prabowo Subianto (foreground, left) and Indonesian President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo (right).
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The budget number, slated to cover a 25-year-period, is not peculiar. Nevertheless, weapon systems procurement needs to involve good governance, accountability and legislative oversight.
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Nigeria must eschew nepotism and ethnic or religious sentiments in the war against terror.
Scott Morrison will releases the government’s 2020 Defence Strategic Update on Wednesday. The government’s updated defence funding will see investment in capability grow to $270 billion over the next decade.