Accession Number:

ADA231971

Title:

Australian Defense Planning in the Post-Cold War World: Imperatives for Change

Descriptive Note:

Special rept

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-01-03

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This essay argues that the previously strong orientation in Australian defense planning toward achievement of self-reliance, and the heretofore major influence of the armed services in force development, have combined to produce a defense force structure incapable of meeting stated Australian politico-military objectives in its own region. The current force structure review, coordinated in the office of the Chief of Defence Force, has the potential to remedy these shortcomings.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE