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Author Breen, Bob.

Title Struggling for self reliance : four case studies of Australian regional force projection in the late 1980s and the 1990s / Bob Breen
Published Canberra : ANU E Press, 2008


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 W'PONDS  355.033294 Bre/Sfs  AVAILABLE
Description xvi, 231 pages ; 26 cm
Series Canberra papers on strategy and defence ; 171
Canberra papers on strategy and defence ; 171
Contents Machine derived contents note: Abstract vii -- About the Author ix -- Acronyms and Abbreviations xi -- Preface xv -- 1. Relevance, Theory and Practice of Force Projection for Australia's 1 -- Defence -- 2. Australian Force Projection 1885-1985 11 -- 3. Lead Up to Operation Morris Dance 23 -- 4. Responses to Crisis 31 -- 5. Lessons and Observations 45 -- 6. Lead-Up to Operation Lagoon 53 -- 7. Conduct and Aftermath of Operation Lagoon 71 -- 8. Search for Joint Command and Control 85 -- 9. Lead Up to Operation Bel Isi 93 -- 10. Challenges during the first 12 months 109 -- 11. Projection to East Timor 127 -- 12. Reflections and Observations 155 -- 13. Conclusion 165 -- Glossary 177 -- Bibliography 185
Summary "Military force projection is the self-reliant capacity to strike from mainland ports, bases and airfields to protect Australia's sovereignty as well as more distant national interests. Force projection is not just a flex of military muscle in times of emergency or the act of dispatching forces. It is a cycle of force preparation, command, deployment, protection, employment, sustainment, rotation, redeployment and reconstitution. If the Australian Defence Force consistently gets this cycle wrong, then there is something wrong with Australia's defence. This monograph is a force projection audit of four Australian regional force projections in the late 1980s and the 1990s."--Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: pages 185-211
Subject Australia -- Armed Forces.
National security -- Australia.
Australia -- Armed Forces.
Australia -- Defenses.
Australia -- Defenses -- Case studies.
Genre/Form Case studies.
Author ANU E Press.
Australian National University. Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
LC no. 2009424217
ISBN 9781921536083 paperback