BLUFThe Australian Defence Minister Richard Marles can take credit for introducing a new strategic term—‘Impactful Projection’.
This article by Marcus Hellyer, writing for ASPI, makes the following points:
- Marles initially defined the term this way (paraphrased): ‘an ability to hold an adversary at risk, much further from our shores, across the full spectrum of proportionate response.’
- The term might be novel, but there is an underlying message—greater combat power, force-projection capabilities and autonomous strike capabilities.
References from the Web:
- NOV 2022 Military needs firepower to keep enemies far from mainland: Marles—AFR
- NOV 2022 Richard Marles declares Australia must have capability to ‘deter military threats’ on its own as he flags further investment in submarines and long-range missiles—Sky News