Cutting edge: the evolution of capability advantage in Australian strategic policy discourse 1968-2009
Capability edge is one of the most expensive ideas that Australian politicians have ever had. The notion of using technology to offset demographic and economic limitations on Australia’s military emerged in the early 1970s alongside the concept of defence self reliance. It began as a means to bolster Australia’s credibility as a regional security partner as British security commitments to Southeast Asia waned. By the twenty-first century it became a recurring policy concept and featured in...[Show more]
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