Australian-U.S. Security Relations in the Post-Cold War World
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The author argues that the end of the Cold War will affect the conduct of future bilateral Australian-U.S. defense relations. Whereas the alliance relationship that emerged between Canberra and Washington over the years has not owed its existence to the Cold War, the end of bloc tensions will surely result in greater scrutiny of existing bilateral defense programs by both countries. It can be expected that cooperative defense activities could become focal points of controversy in the forthcoming era of austerity. In essence, the end of the Cold War and diminished defense budgets will combine to make alliance relations more difficult to manage, but no less important.
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