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Can Australia Defend Itself in the Asian Century?

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Theatrette (Entry 3 off La Trobe Street)

State Library of Victoria

La Trobe Street

Melbourne, VIC 3000

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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Australia, or defend us from them if they do, but now America's power in Asia is waning and those old assumptions are no longer valid.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.

Hugh White is an Emeritus Professor of Strategic Studies at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre of the Australian National University. He will be in conversation with Dr Euan Graham, executive director of La Trobe Asia.

The Melbourne launch of How to Defend Australia by Hugh White, published by La Trobe University Press.


Entry from 5.30pm - event will start promptly at 6.00pm

Copies of the book will be available for sale in the foyer and can be signed by Hugh White after the event.

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State Library of Victoria

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Melbourne, VIC 3000

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