By Molan, Jim
A sober, realistic assessment from bestselling author, ex-major general and senator Jim Molan What are Australia's options in confronting a rising and belligerent China? For the first time in nearly 80 years, war on our doorstop is not just possible, it is likely. Former army maj...or general and Liberal Party senator Jim Molan has fought wars, reviewed intelligence, participated in government and conducted business in hotspots across the world, making him an expert in evaluating risk and reward in perilous military situations. In this sober assessment, he brings his experience to bear on the issue of the present and growing danger of China's rise. He examines what China's end game is, what war with China would look like and, importantly, what Australia's best interests and options are. Acknowledging the increasing awareness across Australia of a regional war, he stresses how important it is to prepare for the right war, not the war we would prefer to fight.Read more
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Jim Molan is an Australian Liberal senator and retired army major general. In April 2004, he deployed for a year to Iraq as the Coalition forces' chief of operations, where he controlled the manoeuvre operations of all forces across all of Iraq, including the security of Iraq's oil, electricity and rail infrastructure. Since leaving the military, Jim has been a commentator on defence and security issues, and has written regularly for a number of journals and blogs. Until September 2014, he was a principal of Aadi Defence Pty Ltd, facilitating access for Australian industry to defence technology grants and working with other high technology industries, and was nominated as chairman of two companies attempting to commence trading in Australia. He was a consultant to Deakin University, BAE Systems Australia and Israeli Aerospace Industries. He has been active in speaking out on defence issues, in particular, Australia's preparedness against an aggressive China. Jim lives on a property outside Canberra.
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