Problems in Australian defence planning

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Ray Sunderland

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Policy paper

Canberra Papers on Strategy and Defence No. 36

The author reviews the rational behind defence forward planning and suggests that planners are giving insufficient attention to the indirect threat posed by the Soviet Union. To counter this indirect threat he suggests that strategic priority should be given to regional defence and in place of the 'core force' concept the implementation of a prospective planning system based on the analysis of relevant contingencies.

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