Thursday, April 10, 2014

Preparations for Next Asia-Pacific War

Greetings from the Australian War Memorial in Canberra, where Mr Dennis Richardson AO, Secretary of Defence launched of Stephan Frühling's book "Defence Planning and Uncertainty: Preparing for the next Asia-Pacific War". The sectary described the books in glowing terms, with its historical context and what is "happening in the region at the moment" and described it as "extremely timely". The secretary described the book as a "realistic conceptual framework to think about the debate" for the new defence white paper.An issue which the Sectary focused on was if Australian defence should focus on contributions to international operations.

Stephan Frühling then spoke, explaining that the book came pout of his PHD thesis.Dr Frühling then discussed "codification" to carefully consider defence strategy.

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