Corpus ID: 148951992

The US Military Presence in Australia: Asymmetrical Alliance Cooperation and its Alternatives

  title={The US Military Presence in Australia: Asymmetrical Alliance Cooperation and its Alternatives},
  author={R. Tanter},
  journal={The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus},
  • R. Tanter
  • Published 2013
  • History
  • The Asia-Pacific Journal: Japan Focus
Through the ANZUS alliance, Australia, like Japan and South Korea, has been a key part of the United States “hub-and-spokes” Asia-Pacific alliance structure for more than sixty years, dating back to the earliest years of the Cold War and the conclusion of post-war peace with Japan. An historical chameleon, the shape of the alliance has continually shifted – from its original purpose for the Menzies government as a US guarantee against post-war Japanese remilitarisation, to an imagined southern… Expand
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