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In this episode, Grant McHerron & Ewen Levick talk with Brigadier (Retd) Ian Langford, formerly Head of Land Capability with Army, about his views on the Defence Strategic Review and AUKUS.

We discuss the DSR's implications for Army’s role and a rebalancing with fewer IFVs but more long range strike. The discussion explores whether Defence can recruit and retain enough uniform staff, the factors surrounding pushing sustainment below the line, whether missiles can solve everything, and the push to developing sovereign ready industry to support submarines and missiles. 

We also review the DSR's emphasis on Foreign Military Sales (FMS), then wrap up with insights into why Ian left Army to become a strategic advisor to UBH Group and an Associate Professor with UNSW.

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