Pundits and pollies don’t help our Defence.

AUSTRALIA’S defence preparedness is in its most parlous state since Federation, though those responsible seem incapable of pinpointing the cause or finding a solution.

With escalating tensions worldwide the prospect of international war is only too real.

Nor is the problem helped by the level of ill-informed commentary by self-professed experts, including from both sides of politics.

Defence Minister Richard Marles recently said Defence still had a “way to go” to achieving excellence, making no apologies for butting heads with military chiefs and mandarins.

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