Accession Number : ADA292484

Title :   The 1994 Australian Defense White Paper: An American View,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Young, Thomas-Durell

PDF Url : ADA292484

Report Date : 30 JAN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 32

Abstract : Australia has seen a 'sea change' in the global strategic environment with the end of the Cold War and the dawning of the 'Post Cold War Era.' This change has called for a reassessment of its current state of defense policies and structures--particularly as regards U.S. foreign policy and strategy, combined with regional security arrangements. Australia has a profound need for reassessment of its National Security Strategy and diplomacy toward East Asia. The convergence of these factors has, in part, resulted in the release in 1994 of Defending Australia: Defence White Paper, 1994. The Review reestablishes that the prime mission of the Australian Defence Force(ADF) is the defence of Australia. Maintaining Australia's security must be pursued through a combination of defence in depth, 'regional engagement' with Australia's Southeast Asian neighbors, and continued close strategic partnership with the United States. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *MILITARY PLANNING, *WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), MILITARY STRATEGY, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, NATIONAL SECURITY, DEFENSE SYSTEMS, STRATEGIC ANALYSIS, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), SECURITY, POLITICAL ALLIANCES, MISSIONS, JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES, COLD WAR, AUSTRALIA, DEFENSE PLANNING, FAR EAST.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Administration and Management
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Information Science

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