Japan and Australia: sustainable and unsustainable options for security partnership Richard Tanter. Australia and Japan: anxious allies. Both emphasizing military responses to security problems Both hardening and growing military capacities Both moved closer to the United States
Japan and Australia: sustainable and unsustainable options for security partnership
“U.S. to Build Up Military in Australia - Move Aimed at Countering China in Asia,Clarifying Free Access to South China Sea”, Wall Street Journal, November 11
Mike Green: ''They want to be able to fly helicopters, drop out of planes and shoot at things, and you can't do that in crowded Okinawa.''
Robertson Barracks, Darwin, Northern Territory
“We can hardly imagine what it would be like to live in an Asia that is not led by the US. All our history and instincts therefore incline us to push the US to contest China's challenge and maintain the status quo for as long as possible.
Yet our interests and our future should incline us to push the other way.”
Richard Tanter strategic document ever prepared in Australian history by someone who once held a position of some responsibility in our system (White was once deputy secretary of the Defence Department).”
Australian Defence Facilities, Nautilus Institute