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Australian military force projection in the late 1980s and the 1990s: what happened and why

Breen, Bob

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The purpose of this thesis is to examine Australia's proficiency in military force projection in the late 1980s and the 1990s. It concentrates on the operational and tactical levels of command. It is a critique...Governments deemed all national, regional and international Australian force projections in the late 1980s and during the 1990s to have been successful. Several produced significant political and strategic dividends. However, there was room for improvement. Higher levels of...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBreen, Bob
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-05T06:41:35Z
dc.date.available2011-04-05T06:41:35Z
dc.identifier.otherb2531838x
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/7158
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this thesis is to examine Australia's proficiency in military force projection in the late 1980s and the 1990s. It concentrates on the operational and tactical levels of command. It is a critique...Governments deemed all national, regional and international Australian force projections in the late 1980s and during the 1990s to have been successful. Several produced significant political and strategic dividends. However, there was room for improvement. Higher levels of command put the tactical level under unnecessary additional pressure that increased risk. These problems made the case for consolidating ADF command and control arrangements and matching the responsibilities of commanders with the authority and means to achieve their missions. These systemic problems also made the case for a permanent joint commander of ADF operations, supported by a joint operations headquarters. This officer would command a rapid response command comprised of high readiness ADF force elements, including the infrastructure and means for specific force preparation, deployment and force sustainment.
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.titleAustralian military force projection in the late 1980s and the 1990s: what happened and why
dc.typeThesis (PhD)
dcterms.valid2006
local.description.refereedYes
local.type.degreeDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)
dc.date.issued2006
local.contributor.affiliationStrategic and Defence Studies Centre, ANU College of Asia and the Pacific
local.identifier.doi10.25911/5d7a27e3d9a4b
local.mintdoimint
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