Complacency an Enemy as Reality of Conflict Sets in

Having advocated over the past decade for greater preparation to face war in our region, finally having others, such as our new Defence Minister, the Secretary of the Department of Home Affairs and the Commander of the US Indo-Pacific Command hear the drums provides satisfaction, but no gratification.
“Many estimate that we have three to five years before conflict begins…even in five years, the ADF will not be strong enough, big enough nor able to fight for long enough against a peer opponent…if we don’t prepare now, we are culpable.”
Complacency an enemy as reality of conflict sets in