National Security at Risk Without Unity on Threat Preparation
Greg Sheridan published an excellent opinion piece titled, “We are adrift, lazy and unprepared for any serious threat.” I replied to Greg Shredian’s article through my published piece in the Australian.
“Sheridan rightly points to the problem of supply chain resilience. If we do not have oil, we stop moving. If we do not have medicines, we can’t remain healthy. If we can’t defend our businesses and government from cyberattack, we go backwards economically and politically. All of these issues — and more, given recent Chinese economic coercion — create undeniable and uncomfortable threats we must confront. Australians need to come to a consensus about the nation we want to be and how we will sustain that in the face of real threat.”