Rapid Fire May 3, 2013 – Australia’s Defence White Paper: Love Me Fund Me EventuallyMay 03, 2013 11:20 UTC
- Australia released its 2013 defence white paper [PDF] earlier today. The last one dates from 2009, and the government said it would publish updates at most 5 years apart because of the fast-changing environment in the Asia/Pacific region. They acknowledge the China-USA relationship as the biggest factor affecting their strategic environment, and see the Pacific and Indian oceans as merging into a single “strategic arc,” among other reasons because of how sea trade flows have evolved.
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