Russia is a rising military power in the Asia-Pacific, and Australia needs to take it seriously – Analysis & Opinion – ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Russian navy

Why is it since Howard the Coalition seems to portray everyone as our enemies except the Anglosphere and Israel? Both Howard and Abbott have taken us to 2 wars we aren’t winning and Abbott was ready to take us to the Ukraine as well. Are we being fed the wrong information and for what purpose? (ODT)

Last December, Russian strategic bombers conducted exercises out of an Indonesian airfield close to Australia, forcing Australian Defence personnel in Darwin into a state of “increased readiness”. There were concerns the exercises may have been aimed at information gathering.

Then in March, two “undeclared intelligence officers” were expelled from the Russian embassy in Canberra, raising more questions about Russian covert activities in Australia. Two months later, a Russian training warship visited Papua New Guinea — the first visit of its kind for the Russian navy.

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