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Statements of intent: the politicisation of Australia's strategic edge in the era of defence self-reliance

Hardy, John


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 selfreliance. It began as a means to bolster Australia�s credibility as a regional security partner as US and British presence in Southeast Asia waned. By the twenty-first century it became a recurring policy concept and featured in public statements and diplomatic signals at the highest levels of government. Although the need for an...[Show more]

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Date published: 2013
Type: Conference paper
Source: Online
Access Rights: Open Access


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