Accession Number : ADA186662

Title :   Changing the Western Alliance in the South Pacific.

Descriptive Note : Research rept.,

Corporate Author : AIR WAR COLL MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s) : Kavanagh, Brian L

PDF Url : ADA186662

Report Date : May 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 62

Abstract : The Western alliance in the South Pacific has experienced three decades of success based on a cooperative spirit established through its keystone, the ANZUS Treaty. Over the last few years some events have occurred in the region which are now challenging this spirit. The author examines the alliance, including its history, objectives and the issues confronting it. He also analyses current policies of ANZUS nations and their perceptions of the Treaty. He concludes that the traditional ANZUS Treaty can no longer meet the security objectives of its members, and requires major revision. A blueprint for change is suggested.

Descriptors :   *TREATIES, POLICIES, SOUTH PACIFIC OCEAN, PERCEPTION, NATIONAL SECURITY, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, AUSTRALIA, NEW ZEALAND, UNITED STATES, COOPERATION, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, NUCLEAR WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE