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The Defence Strategic Review: ASPI Explainer

By Marcus Hellyer

On Wednesday 3 August 2022, the Prime Minister, the Hon Anthony Albanese MP, and the Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Defence, the Hon Richard Marles MP, announced an independently-led Defence Strategic Review that will consider Defence's force posture and force structure, to ‘help Defence better understand where it should prioritise investment’. 

In this explainer, ASPI Senior Analyst Dr Marcus Hellyer provides an overview of what’s involved in the Review and what will likely come out of it, and how Defence can address capability gaps.