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Australian Defence Policy and the Possibility of War

White, Hugh

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The Defence White Paper of December 2000 declares that the main task of the ADF is to maintain the capability to defend Australian territory from any credible attack without relying on the combat forces of any other country. Australia is unusual among contemporary Western states in affirming such a policy. Most other states are reordering their priorities to put less emphasis on conventional conflict and more on tasks such as peacekeeping and border protection, while assuming that in the event...[Show more]

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Date published: 2002
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/33858
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/10357710220147451

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