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The fuzzy limits of self-reliance: US extended deterrence and Australian strategic policy

Fruehling, Stephan


As a close US ally, Australia is often seen as a recipient of US extended deterrence. This article argues that in recent decades, Australian strategic policy engaged with US extended deterrence at three different levels: locally, Australia eschews US combat support and deterrence under the policy of self-reliance; regionally, it supports US extended deterrence in Asia; globally, it relies on the US alliance against nuclear threats to Australia. The article argues that in none of these policy...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2013
Type: Journal article
Source: Australian Journal of International Affairs
DOI: 10.1080/10357718.2013.748273


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