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MICHAEL McKINLEY. The Foreign Policy White Paper: A Plea To See Things As They Are

“We have now sunk to a depth at which restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.”  George Orwell.

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MICHAEL McKINLEY. Quo vadis – the future of the US-Australian alliance. Part 1:

Summary. Donald Trump, Dylan Thomas, and the Australia US Alliance – A great power in decline.

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MICHAEL McKINLEY. The unmooring of our national defence from our national interest. Part 4 of 4.

  Australia is currently courting offence rather than, as governments so often assert, defence – a transformation which might only charitably be attributed to absent mindedness if the alternative, stealth, is excluded. It is, moreover, a change wrought, in the … Continue reading

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MICHAEL McKINLEY. The unmooring of our national defence from our national interest. Part 3 of 4.

Australia is currently courting offence rather than, as governments so often assert, defence – a transformation which might only charitably be attributed to absent mindedness if the alternative, stealth, is excluded. It is, moreover, a change wrought, in the first … Continue reading

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MICHAEL McKINLEY. The unmooring of our national defence from our national interest. Part 2 of 4.

Australia is currently courting offence rather than, as governments so often assert, defence – a transformation which might only charitably be attributed to absent mindedness if the alternative, stealth, is excluded. It is, moreover, a change wrought, in the first … Continue reading

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MICHAEL McKINLEY. The unmooring of our national defence from our national interest. Part 1 of 4.

Australia is currently courting offence rather than, as governments so often assert, defence – a transformation which might only charitably be attributed to absent mindedness if the alternative, stealth, is excluded. It is, moreover, a change wrought, in the first … Continue reading

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Michael McKinley. Disorder in the Australian National Security Mind

Strategy is difficulty to practice and even more difficult to master. Its components – knowledge leavened by wisdom and imagination – cohabit with military science only in the most tense and difficult of relationships. That said, there are three nearly … Continue reading

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Michael McKinley. Alliance Ideology, The Myth of Sacrifice and the National Security Culture.

The following is an article by Dr Michael McKinley, which was published in June 2015 in the book ‘How does Australia go to War’. See link www.iraqwarinquiry.org.au Conventional wisdom holds the following claims to be true. Australia is not an aggressive … Continue reading

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