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McCaffrie, Jack and Rahman, Chris (2010) "Australia’s 2009 Defense White Paper: A Maritime Focus for Uncertain Times," Naval War College Review: Vol. 63: No. 1, Article 5.

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Defending Australia in the Asia Pacific Century represents Canberra’s first concerted attempt to address the security challenges posed by a rising China and regional great-power dynamics. It presents a sober view of the future and an indication of Australia’s determination to prepare for whatever that future may bring.