Journal of Futures Studies

Futurewatch

by Jennifer Coote

The Future of Australian Security Relationships

R. Lyon, W. T. Tow, Strategic Studies Institute, US Army War College, paper Dec 03, assess the shift in the Australia-US security relationship, from Australian selfreliance to an ever deepening co-operation, despite economic, political and international constraints. The alliance will remain crucial for Australia because of:- the emerging asymmetric, global security threat; the evolution of Western technology towards network-centric warfare; and the inability of autonomous security policies and “orphan” capital equipment to provide a competent defense for continental Australia. The challenge will be to sustain political support for this relationship. (continue…)

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