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Would Australia have a fighting chance against China?

Michael McLaren

Amid so much talk of war, the key national security question is whether Australia could win the next war.

Senator Jim Molan AO, Liberal Senator for NSW & Former Australian Army Major General – Chief of Operations, Coalition Forces, Iraq, joins Michael to discuss Australia’s national security paradigm amid growing tensions in the Indo-Pacific region.

Senator Molan says, ‘We have the best ADF for 50 years, a credit to Coalition governments. But if we compare it to the tasks which may lie ahead, the ADF demonstrably lacks lethality, sustainability and mass.’

‘My deep fear is that if we do not analyse our defence capacity specifically against the likely threat, then we will have a defence force that will literally last only for days in the kind of maritime and air combat that we may face in the next few years.’

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Michael McLaren
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