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Author Babbage, Ross, 1949-

Title A coast too long : defending Australia beyond the 1990s / Ross Babbage
Published Sydney : Allen & Unwin, 1990


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 W'PONDS  355.033594 Bab/Ctl  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 231 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
Contents Chapter 1:The need for change - ch. 2: What Australia needs to be defended against - ch. 3: The evolution of Australia's strategic concepts - ch. 4: Towards a new defence strategy - ch. 5: Managing offshore contingencies - ch. 6: The need for new approaches
Summary Argues that there is a need for a differently structured defence force and new strategy and planning concepts now that the primary objective of Australian defence policy is the direct security of the Australian continent and its maritime approaches. Limited changes have been implemented, but the ability to meet priority defence contingencies continues to be seriously inadequate, and a vigorous program of reform and restructuring is required
Analysis Australia
Coastal surveillance
Defense policies
National security
Notes Includes bibliographies and index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Coast defenses -- Australia.
Coastal surveillance -- Australia.
National security -- Australia.
Australia -- Coast defences
Australia -- Coast defenses
Australia -- Defenses.
Australia -- Military policy.
Australia -- National security
Author Babbage, Ross, 1949-
LC no. 44002156
ISBN 0044421567 (paperback)