Accession Number:

AD0734374

Title:

Prospects for Continuation of Australia's forward Defense Strategy,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA INTERNATIONAL AND SOCIAL STUDIES DIV

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1969-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

56.0

Abstract:

Australias defense posture over the past 20 years can best be described as one of weak forward defense. Its military efforts in the past have always been contributions to those of either the United Kingdom or the United States, with the great powers assuming the major share of the burden. Australia is faced with few, if any, direct security threats at present. Rather, the government is concerned with future threats from China or Indonesia. Analysis of the domestic arguments over Australias forward defense policies and of the policies themselves indicates that a fairly broad consensus favors continuing some form of weak forward defense. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE