Accession Number : ADA265857


Title :   The Prospect for Australian: U.S. Defense Cooperation and Operational Arrangements


Descriptive Note : Final rept.


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


Personal Author(s) : Young, Thomas D


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a265857.pdf


Report Date : 27 May 1993


Pagination or Media Count : 36


Abstract : The author examines the security relationship that developed between Australia and the United States in the post-cold war era. In addition to discussing background information, he also explores current defense relations between these two countries. The author suggests that while future expectations for continuation of cooperative defense arrangements are not unfavorable, they will not be trouble-free. Failure to coordinate regional policy, irrespective of political profiles, could obviate the achievement of common objectives. The author concludes that in a world of greater international political fluidity, conditions governing alliance relations have changed. To retain mutually beneficial and continued bilateral defense cooperation, a rethinking of the justification and conduct of activities is warranted.


Descriptors :   *AUSTRALIA , UNITED STATES , JOINT MILITARY ACTIVITIES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE