Defence planning and uncertainty : preparing for the next Asia-Pacific war / 27

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Author / Creator:Frühling, Stephan.
Imprint:London ; New York, NY : Routledge/Taylor & Francis Group, 2014.
Description:xi, 239 pages ; 24 cm.
Language:English
Series:Routledge security in Asia Pacific series ; 27
Routledge security in Asia Pacific series ; 27.
Subject:Security, International -- Pacific Area.
Security, International -- Asia.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / General.
Military policy.
Security, International.
Strategic aspects of individual places.
Pacific Area -- Strategic aspects.
Asia -- Strategic aspects.
China -- Military policy.
United States -- Military policy.
Australia -- Military policy.
New Zealand -- Military policy.
Asia.
Australia.
China.
New Zealand.
Pacific Area.
United States.
Format: Print Book
URL for this record:http://pi.lib.uchicago.edu/1001/cat/bib/9970784
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Varying Form of Title:Defense planning and uncertainty
ISBN:9780415605731 (hardback)
0415605733 (hardback)
9781315818764 (e-book)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-233) 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"--

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