Over the course of a lifetime, the United States and Australia have achieved extraordinary accomplishments together, united by the ANZUS Treaty.
This year, on the 70th anniversary of the ANZUS treaty, Australia and the United States have an opportunity to further secure our relationship, harness our strengths, and expand our collaboration through innovation, technological development, and physical resources.
re-open.com CEO and founder, David A. Collard says these individual assets should foster a symbiotic economic relationship.
“There’s no point in only having a military alliance. We need to support each other bilaterally so we can cover all our bases and avoid relying on foreign actors – as we’ve seen during the pandemic with PPE supply chains,” he said.
“It is strategic for Australia and the United States to have each other’s backs through innovation, technology, provision of raw materials, and scale facilitation.”
While it was Australia that initially approached the United States as a guarantee of security, the current state of our relationship proves to be mutually beneficial.
Director of Strategic Engagements Jeff Boers is proud that this connection has “helped establish and ensure both regional stability and the spread of democracy”.
Boers recently retired as a U.S. Army “Green Beret” Lieutenant Colonel before joining the re-open.com team. With over 25 years of experience in the military, he has a unique perspective and experience of the alliance between the two countries.
“I would like to see the US and Australia continue to improve upon our long and storied alliance. To lay the groundwork for increased agility and cooperation across industry, innovation, technology, defense, and diplomacy so that we are better positioned to overcome the next global crisis,” he said.
Boers adds, “despite the challenges our countries continue to face during the pandemic - this backdrop of uncertainty and global disruption - re-open.com has proven that the relationship between our two counties can advance and grow even further.”
re-open.com is bridging the gap between the two countries and becoming an exemplar of the success Australia and the United States can share in when we work together.