J Molan, ‘What is the strategic environment telling us about what the ADF needs to be able to do?’, Australian Strategic Policy Institute, 23 January 2013
In this article I have responded to one of Andrew Davies comments on my ‘Reader response: Reserves, force structure and need’ article.
In this article I make it clear that “apart from the discussion on the efficacy of Reserves, I made one simple point and I stand by that point. There is no point in coming up with single solutions such as a greater use of the Reserves, a sub or JSF or amphib-heavy force until there has been an assessment of the strategic environment. Rule No 1 for Force Structuring: It does not matter what you put in your force structure if you don’t know why you are force structuring.”
What is the strategic environment telling us about what the ADF needs to be able to do?