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dc.contributor.editorDean, Peter
dc.contributor.editorMoss, Tristan
dc.date.accessioned2021-12-15T16:01:26Z
dc.date.available2021-12-15T16:01:26Z
dc.date.issued2021
dc.identifierONIX_20211215_9781760464837_3
dc.identifier.urihttps://library.oapen.org/handle/20.500.12657/52034
dc.description.abstractIn the first two decades of the Cold War, Australia fought in three conflicts and prepared to fight in a possible wider conflagration in Southeast Asia and the Pacific. In Korea, Malaya and Borneo, Australian forces encountered new types of warfare, integrated new equipment and ideas, and were part of the longest continual overseas deployments in Australia's history. Working closely with its allies, Australia also trained for a large conventional war in Southeast Asia, while a significant percentage of the defence force guarded the Papua New Guinea–Indonesian border. At home, the Defence organisation grappled with new threats and military expansion, while the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation defended the nation from domestic and foreign threats. This book examines this crucial part of Australia’s security history, so often overlooked as merely a precursor to the Vietnam War. It addresses key questions such as how did Australia achieve its security goals at home and in the region in this new Cold War environment? What were the experiences of the services, units and individuals serving in Southeast Asia? How did this period shape Australia’s defence for years to come?
dc.languageEnglish
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBJ Regional & national history::HBJM Australasian & Pacific history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBT History: specific events & topics::HBTW The Cold War
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBW Military history
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBW Military history::HBWS Military history: post WW2 conflicts
dc.subject.classificationbic Book Industry Communication::H Humanities::HB History::HBW Military history::HBWS Military history: post WW2 conflicts::HBWS1 Korean War
dc.subject.othercold war
dc.subject.otherMalaya
dc.subject.otherConfrontation
dc.subject.othermilitary history
dc.subject.otherKorean War
dc.titleFighting Australia's Cold War
dc.title.alternativeThe Nexus of Strategy and Operations in a Multipolar Asia, 1945–1965
dc.typebook
oapen.identifier.doi10.22459/FACW.2021
oapen.relation.isPublishedByddc8cc3f-dd57-40ef-b8d5-06f839686b71
oapen.relation.isbn9781760464837
oapen.relation.isbn9781760464820
oapen.imprintANU Press
oapen.pages224
oapen.place.publicationCanberra


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