Troops on the streets, a 24/7 cyber unit and a US style Department of Homeland Security - this has been an interesting couple of weeks for national security in Australia.
HMS Juffair, Britain's first permanent naval base in the Gulf since 1971, will soon enhance the capabilities of the British forces in the region and receive the Queen Elizabeth class aircraft carriers.
Why use a nuclear deterrent?
Since her departure from Rosyth, HMS Queen Elizabeth has already had shots fired across her bow even before becoming operational.
Since April 1969 the United Kingdom has operated a continuous at sea nuclear deterrent meaning somewhere in the ocean a British nuclear armed submarine has been on patrol.
Maintaining sophisticated military equipment across land, sea and air is a difficult enough challenge when the required resources are readily available.
In 2017 China announced an increase of 7% to its defence budget positioning it again at second place in the world’s top defence spending.
A lot has been made of British arms deals with Saudi Arabia being used to arm Islamic State but is that really what's happening?
In March this year it was reported that France would be sending a Mistral Class amphibious assault vessel to the Pacific to carry out exercises with their Japanese counterparts.
As the war against the Islamic State rages on in Syria and Iraq with their territories contracting, their funds being cut off and the end possibly in sight; ISIS has emerged in a new corner of the world