Download PDF by Peter Chalk: Australian Foreign and Defense Policy in the Wake of the

By Peter Chalk

ISBN-10: 0833030442

ISBN-13: 9780833030443

In past due 1999, Australia undertook its most vital exterior militaryoperations because the Vietnam War--the intervention to stem the violence andbloodshed following East Timor_s August 1999 vote to split fromIndonesia. This booklet examines key advancements resulting in the deployment ofthe foreign Peacekeeping strength for East Timor (INTERFET) and assessesthe impression of this intervention on Canberra_s destiny safeguard, defense, andforeign coverage making plans. the writer unearths that destiny Australian-Indonesianrelations are not going to convey the cordiality of top Minister PaulKeating_s period, yet will as a substitute be guided through a more-businesslike and frankstyle of engagement. the writer additionally unearths that the 2000 Defence WhitePaper, which used to be issued within the aftermath of the INTERFET intervention toprovide a long term plan for restructuring Australia_s militia forrapid deployments to components of local unrest, is either ambiguous andopen-ended. A protection evaluation just like the white paper may perhaps bring about aresource-deprived strength constitution, give a contribution to a slightly confusedSoutheast Asian coverage, and generate unfounded expectancies of whatAustralia is ready and keen to do when it comes to its alliance commitmentswith the USA and linked contributions to coalition warfare.

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