Bob Breen


Rudd's army: a deployable civilian capacity for Australia

Following the response to the 2020 Summit’s recommendations, the Rudd government has agreed to establish a Deployable Civilian Capacity (DCC) for the rapid deployment of civilian experts to assist in international disaster relief, stabilisation and post-conflict reconstruction efforts. This Policy Analysis examines the need to...

Struggling for self reliance: Four case studies of Australian regional force projection in the late 1980s and the 1990s

Military force projection is the self-reliant capacity to strike from mainland ports, bases and airfields to protect Australia’s sovereignty as well as more distant national interests. Force projection is not just a flex of military muscle in times of emergency or the act of dispatching...