* nothing short of all-out war capable of dislodging Chinese forces from a string of heavily fortified islands
* one week after Beijing landed a long-range strategic bomber on Woody Island in the South China Sea
Senator Molan, who in 2014 was appointed as chief of coalition operations in Iraq, said there was no point debating whether or not the Australian navy should conduct freedom-of-navigation operations through the South China Sea — the issue had effectively been settled by the West’s inaction.
“This is the result of the inability of the West to move early on any issue, any strategic issue — Georgia, Ukraine, North Korea. Acting early is difficult and risky but the consequences for not acting early are horrendous.’
“The strategic lesson from the last few decades should be that when national power is used by anyone on the West, it should be used early and decisively,’’ he said.
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