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The Importance of the Inner Arc to Australian Defence Policy and Planning

Dibb, Paul


This article examines the strategic importance of the inner arc to the evolution of Australia's defence policy and how it has been perceived both as threat and opportunity. It analyses the classified strategic guidance from the 1950s to the mid-1970s and the subsequent public statements in Defence White Papers until the most recent one in 2009. This article focuses on the details of military framework of high-level defence policy and its implementation, but not on the details of military...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2012
Type: Journal article
Source: Security Challenges
Access Rights: Open Access


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