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Centre of the Ocean World: Australia and Maritime Strategy Alan Robertson

Centre of the Ocean World: Australia and Maritime Strategy

Alan Robertson

Published November 15th 2001
ISBN : 9781740081580
Paperback
91 pages
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 About the Book 

In 1994, Mr. Kim Beazley, a former Australian Defence Minister, stated that Australia had adopted a maritime strategy. Australia had given up sea control and was now concentrating on sea denial. More recently, the Defence White Paper 2000MoreIn 1994, Mr. Kim Beazley, a former Australian Defence Minister, stated that Australia had adopted a maritime strategy. Australia had given up sea control and was now concentrating on sea denial. More recently, the Defence White Paper 2000 observed that Australia needs to be able to control the air and sea approaches to our continent - a maritime strategy. What does this mean? If war is too important to be left to Generals it is surely more important that politicians should not go unchallenged if they use expressions unfamiliar to the mass of voters. This essay will provide a useful reference for Australian citizens wanting to be better informed about critical issues concerning Australias defence.This book has been developed from the texts of lectures givven by the author at the Australian Naval Staff College in the 1980s.