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Author Evans, David, 1925-

Title A fatal rivalry : Australia's defence at risk / David Evans
Published South Melbourne : Macmillan, 1990


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 W'PONDS  355.033094 Eva/Fra  AVAILABLE
Description xvii, 172 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
Contents For King and country and all that; Developing an operational concept; Developing a force structure for Australia; Supplies for war; Papua New Guinea and the offshore territories; The Dibb Report and the Defence White Paper of 1987; Civil coastal surveillance; The carrier debate; A nasty taste in the mouth; Women in the Defence Force; Discipline in the Defence Force; Command and control of the Defence Force; Reserve forces - a need for review; Points to consider; The outlook for the future
Summary The author argues that there is not one city or military establishment in Australia that could be properly defended against air attack - without American help. He also surveys matters such as the unprecedented resignation rate from all three services, the expensive frigate program, the myth that there will be ten years' warning of any attack on Australia and the inadequacies of our top military leadership. He exposes the debilitating rivalries that exist, both between civilians and the military and among the three armed services
Analysis Australia Defenses
Australian Defence Force
Military planning
National defense
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Bibliography: page 169
Subject National security -- Australia.
Australia -- Defenses.
Australia -- Military policy.
Australia -- National security
Author Evans, David, 1925-
LC no. 2901000046
ISBN 0732901464