To be fully prepared for any military engagement, Australia must further increase its intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
Australia must always be ready for high-end conflict. Still, this article argues that having the capabilities to affect adversaries’ decision-making and deter them from conflict is equally important. The author notes the following:
An exclusive focus on investment in weapons and offensive platforms risks misaligning the ADF’s mechanisms of operation, the nation’s broader strategic priorities and the value of Australia’s role within a coalition.
Over investment in weapons could also lead to insufficient enhancement of our intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance (ISR) capabilities.
The ADF should ensure it has capabilities that allow us to pierce the information-fog of grey-zone activities so we can work to avoid conflict.
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