Paltridge, Shane
October 1965
Foreign Affairs;Oct65, Vol. 44 Issue 1, p49
Academic Journal
The article focuses on the history of Australia's foreign policy and defense strategies. Until halfway through the Second World War, Australia's defense policy was very much a product of its early history. Although from 1862 Australia contributed financially to the maintenance of its own internal security and external defense forces, its defense thinking was nurtured within the overall pattern of British strategic defense. The Australian defense objectives are to establish security and friendship with other countries and to support the development of the United Nations as an instrument of collective security. Australian defense planners have seen clearly the need for a sustained and coordinated allied effort.


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