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Strategic Interests in Australian Defence Policy: Some Historical and Methodological Reflections

White, Hugh


The first, and often the hardest, step in any defence policy is to define strategic objectives—what we want our armed forces to be able to do. This is especially hard for a country like Australia, because most of the circumstances in which we would rely on the Australian Defence Force most heavily are only credible if the international order in Asia were to have changed significantly. How can we decide what we would want our armed forces to do in a region very different from the one we know...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Security Challenges


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