Minister for Defence Peter Dutton (Image: AAP/Albert Perez)

Defence Minister Peter Dutton wants a khaki election to help the Coalition boost its chances at the polls, and he’s wasted no time reframing everything in war metaphors. 

It’s hardly a unique tactic -- or an unexpected move by Dutton, who has long pushed for extra cash for his portfolio. But with an election looming, war rhetoric has ramped up, most recently from the Coalition partyroom. 

Here are the five steps the government is taking to frame a khaki election: