Australian Minister of Defense Visit To PACOM

09/25/2017: Monday Sep. 18, Commander, U.S. Pacific Command (PACOM) Adm. Harry Harris met with Australian Minister of Defence Marise Payne, at Camp H.M. Smith, Hawaii. Adm. Harris welcomed the Minister’s first visit to PACOM headquarters. During Adm. Harris’ most recent trip to Australia last June, he participated with Minister Payne in…

New Australian Naval Shipbuilding Program

05/21/2017: According to text and a video released by the Australian Department of Defence: Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Malcolm Turnbull, Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne and Minister for Defence Industry, the Honourable Christopher Pyne MP, announced the release of the Naval Shipbuilding Plan at the…

Growler Arrives in Australia

03/09/2017: Minister for Defence, Senator the Honourable Marise Payne unveils the EA-18G Growler aircraft at the 2017 Australian International Airshow. RAAF Chief, Leo Davies, discusses the importance of integration for the Australian forces with the coming of new aircraft to the force. Credit: Australian Ministry of Defence February 28, 2017

Australian Thales Vehicles Sold to Fiji

03/06/2017: The Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon. Marise Payne and her Fijian counterpart, Minister Ratu Inoke Kubuabola inspect some Bushmaster Protected Mobility Vehicles Australia is selling to Fiji at Gallipoli Barracks, Brisbane. Credit:Australian Ministry of Defense:3/6/17 According to the head of Thales Australia in an interview we conducted in 2014: The…

Aussie Vietnam Veterans Return Home: The Repatriation of the Remains of 33 Aussie Servicemen

06/12/2016: Two Royal Australian Air Force C-17A Globemaster aircraft touched down at RAAF Base Richmond on 3 June 2016 at 10.30am to return home to Australia the remains of 33 Australian service personnel and dependents, many of whom were casualties of the Vietnam War, from cemeteries in Malaysia and Singapore. The…

The Australian Prime Minister Weighs in on the Global Terrorist Threat: And the ADF Exercises Its Counter-Terrorism Capabilities

03/31/2016: When visiting Australia in March 2016, the Brussels terrorism events had a major impact on the debate in Australia about how to deal with the terrorist threat closer to home. The Prime Minister of Australia gave a hard hitting speech which highlighted a tough immigration policy coupled with enhanced counter-terrorism…