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By William M. Carpenter

That includes contributions by way of a exotic crew of foreign defense and Asia specialists, this completely revised and up to date variation of Asian safety guide makes a speciality of the recent demanding situations to safety within the Asia-Pacific zone offered by means of overseas terrorism. It stories ''old'' defense realities coated in earlier variations, and highlights newer defense matters within the sector, together with the North Korean risk, guns of mass destruction proliferation, the South China Sea dispute, and the longer term U.S.-China competition. the recent version has been thoroughly reformatted and restructured. a brand new introductory bankruptcy on terrorism units the level for the country-by-country profiles and checks of the political-security state of affairs in twenty-three person countries. a brand new appendix on international Terrorist enterprises is usually integrated.

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Extended deterrence commitment . . ”8 Conversely, too enthusiastic an approach to the United States could come with costs in terms of Australia’s relationship with Southeast Asia. Australia’s increasingly close trade relationship with China may present difficulties in the future over such issues as supporting the United States in a potential conflict over Taiwan. It is important to understand these themes to fathom the mind-set that the strategic community in Australia has as it seeks to grapple with the new challenges of asymmetrical warfare in the age of terrorism.

Indeed, the revolution in military affairs had already triggered an examination of the force prior to 9/11 with an eye to ascertaining if its capabilities were the best suited for most likely missions. As with all armed forces, the strategic vision and desired force structure to fulfill likely missions will have to be balanced against available resources. In recent years Australia has demonstrated its desire to increase the available resources to meet the new challenges it faces. Australia’s current strategic path will likely continue to lead to increased cooperation with the United States, as well as a continuing active role in its region of strategic concern.

8 Conversely, too enthusiastic an approach to the United States could come with costs in terms of Australia’s relationship with Southeast Asia. Australia’s increasingly close trade relationship with China may present difficulties in the future over such issues as supporting the United States in a potential conflict over Taiwan. It is important to understand these themes to fathom the mind-set that the strategic community in Australia has as it seeks to grapple with the new challenges of asymmetrical warfare in the age of terrorism.

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