For decades in Australia we have assumed that America will prevent any serious emerging military threats to Australia, or defend us from them if they do, but now America's power in Asia is waning and those old assumptions are no longer valid.
So what now? We have never really tried to defend ourselves independently, but now we may have no choice. Can it be done, and if so how? What do we really need to defend? What forces do we need? How much would they cost and how serious are the threats?
At the Melbourne launch of his new book How to Defend Australia, Hugh White will make the case for a reconceived defence of Australia. He will also offer intriguing insights into history, technology and the Australian way of war.
Date: Wednesday, 17 July
Time: 6:00 p.m.
Venue: State Library Victoria, Theatrette (Entry 3 off La Trobe Street)
Price: This is a free event. Click here to RSVP.
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