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The Military in Papua New Guinea: A 'Culture of Instability' But No Coup

May, Ronald; Haley, Nicole


In the lead-up to independence, there was debate in Papua New Guinea as to whether a defence force would safeguard national security or pose a threat to democracy. In the event, the Defence force was retained and has played a significant role in maintaining internal security and contributing to national development, as well as securing the country’s borders. But there has been some deterioration since independence in the capacity and morale of the PNGDF, and...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2014
Type: Journal article
Source: Security Challenges
Access Rights: Open Access


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