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Author Frühling, Stephan, author.

Title Defence planning and uncertainty : preparing for the next Asia-Pacific war / Stephan Frühling.

Published Abingdon, Oxon ; New York, NY : Routledge, 2014.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  355.0335 FRUH    AVAILABLE
Physical description xi, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
Series Routledge security in Asia Pacific series
Routledge security in Asia Pacific series.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary "How can countries decide what kind of military forces they need, if threats are uncertain and history is full of strategic surprises? This is a question that is more pertinent than ever, as countries across the Asia-Pacific are faced with the military and economic rise of China. Uncertainty is inherent in defence planning, but different types of uncertainty mean that countries need to approach decisions about military force structure in different ways. This book examines four different basic frameworks for defence planning, and demonstrates how states can make decisions coherently about the structure and posture of their defence forces despite strategic uncertainty. It draws on case studies from the United States, Australian and New Zealand, each of which developed key concepts for their particular circumstances and risk perception in Asia. Success as well as failure in developing coherent defence planning frameworks holds lessons for the United States and other countries as they consider how best to structure their military forces for the uncertain challenges of the future"--Publisher.
Subject Security, International -- Pacific Area.
Security, International -- Asia.
Pacific Area -- Strategic aspects.
Asia -- Strategic aspects.
China -- Military policy.
United States -- Military policy.
Australia -- Military policy.
New Zealand -- Military policy.
Variant Title Defense planning and uncertainty
ISBN 9780415605731 (hardback)