The future of Australian defence strategy

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Defence strategists have developed a range of alternative defence strategies for Australia, but they point in different directions. Lockyer presents a conceptual framework for evaluating defence strategies; then applies this framework to the strategic options advanced by four leading Australian scholars and finds that no one option passes his test of 'good' strategy. Lockyer concludes by proposing a new Australian defence strategy that would pass his 'good' strategy test.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)12-16
Number of pages5
JournalUnited service
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2017


  • defence policy
  • defence strategy
  • defence doctrine
  • strategic interests
  • strategic objectives
  • strategic options
  • strategic evaluation
  • Indo-Pacific Arc
  • Australia
  • China
  • India

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