Other Publications: 1992

Principles of Australian Maritime Operations
Principles of Australian Maritime Operations

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WSG Bateman and RJ Sherwood


Australia is undeniably a maritime nation, yet it is only recently that Australia has begun to realise the importance of its maritime interests and the need for a sound maritime strategy to defence those interests. This Working Paper considers the evolution of maritime strategic thinking and the maritime strategic concepts that are applicable to a medium power like Australia. It highlights the growing importance of Australia's maritime interests and seeks to explain some principles of Australian maritime operations that would form the basis of a strategy to defend those vital interests.


Published by the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, the Australian National University (ISBN 0 7315 1479 3), as Working Paper No. 265, and has been reproduced with their permission. Hard copies can be purchased online.