So, we are getting ready to take on China? That’s brave – but is it worth it? | Allan Behm, Ashley Townshend and Brendan Thomas-Noone

Experts weigh in on Scott Morrison’s $270bn plan to upgrade Australia’s defence capabilities

Strong national defence is the consequence of four interrelated factors: a vibrant economy; an educated, inclusive and resilient society; a smart defence force that exploits agility rather than bulk; and an active and engaged diplomacy. Interestingly, an invested diplomacy is what ultimately brings together all the elements of national power and focuses them on realising the national interests.

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