Ex-SAS soldier Andrew Hastie reminds soldiers their ‘core business’ is ‘deadly violence’

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Ex-SAS soldier reminds military their ‘core business’ is ‘deadly violence’ amid anger over twerking dancers at inauguration of $ 2 billion ship

  • Assistant Secretary of Defense Andrew Hastie emailed voters this week
  • In the letter he reminded them of the purpose of the Australia Defense Force
  • It’s because the ADF has been criticized for a ‘shocking’ twerking screen last week

Assistant Secretary of Defense Andrew Hastie has insisted that the military’s primary role is to commit “deadly violence” and win wars.

The former SAS soldier, who fought in Afghanistan before turning to politics in 2015, outlined the military’s goal in an emailed newsletter to voters this week.

“Our military plays a vital role in Australian society, be it a pandemic, flood or fire,” he wrote.

Assistant Defense Secretary Andrew Hastie (photo in Afghanistan) has urged military to commit 'deadly violence' and win warnings

Assistant Defense Secretary Andrew Hastie (photo in Afghanistan) has urged military to commit ‘deadly violence’ and win warnings

But the core business of the ADF will always be the use of lethal force in defense of our values, sovereignty and interests. We must never forget that. ‘

Mr. Hastie said that when this is forgotten, troops can lose their way and become less effective in war.

“Clear mission is essential in the gun trade,” he wrote.

Without this confusion grows – confusion about role, identity and purpose. And confusion is deadly on the battlefield, at sea, or in aerial combat.

Mission focus is the foundation of victory. It keeps everyone moving towards a unique goal, ‘he added.

It comes when the ADF is criticized for a ‘shocking’ decision to celebrate a new warship with twerking dancers.

The $ 2 billion HMAS stockpile went live in Woolloomooloo, Sydney last week, facing high-ranking personnel including Governor General David Hurley and Chief of Defense Angus Campbell.

But before the formalities began, the audience was subjected to a modern dance routine by scantily clad women performing raunchy movements, including twerking.

Governor General David Hurley (pictured with glasses) was seated at the front and center of the ceremony

Governor General David Hurley (pictured with glasses) was seated at the front and center of the ceremony

Governor General David Hurley (pictured with glasses) was seated at the front and center of the ceremony

Senator Lambie dismissed the celebration as an “absolute shocker.”

“I thought I was there for a split second watching the Super Bowl, I’ll be honest,” she told Nine’s Today show.

“Whoever made that call, it’s an absolute shocker for heaven’s sake.”

Senator Lambie added: “Good for those young ladies that they went out there, but I’m telling you, being half-dressed outside of a warship is probably inappropriate.

“If that is the lead in our armed forces, then God helps our sons and daughters who serve.”

Another former soldier turned politician, Herbert Philip Thompson LNP member, said the Navy had woken up too much.

“Standards in the ADF, and certainly when a ship is put into service, should be slightly higher than that,” he told the ABC earlier this week.

‘Our automatic document feeder cannot be on the left or right; they must be right in the middle of what their job is, and their job is to defend our nation, our interests, our values, our sovereignty, but also when we operate, have an unapologetic aggression and violence to accomplish the mission . ‘

He added, “We’ve woken up a little over the past few years and we can’t afford to do that.”

The HMAS Supply vessel company stands on the top decks at the completion of its commissioning ceremony (shown Saturday)

The HMAS Supply vessel company stands on the top decks at the completion of its commissioning ceremony (shown Saturday)

The HMAS Supply vessel company stands on the top decks at the completion of its commissioning ceremony (shown Saturday)

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