Accession Number:

ADA421898

Title:

ANZUS in Revision: Changing Defense Features of Australia and New Zealand in the Mid-1980s

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR UNIV MAXWELL AFB AL

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1991-02-01

Pagination or Media Count:

221.0

Abstract:

Beginning in 1951 the defense features of Australia, New Zealand, and the United States ANZUS operating together and alone helped to produce a situation that brought security and stability to the vast South and Southwest Pacific regions. This alliance provided the foundation for Western security in the region. Many observers considered the trilateral and asymmetrical defense alliance of close allies a showcase. Its success was such that the entire area, encompassing more than 10 percent of the earths surface, was often called Lake ANZUS.

Subject Categories:

  • Military Forces and Organizations
  • Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE