| 21 April 2008

The new defence white paper: why we need it and what it needs to do

In this Lowy Institute Perspective, Visiting Fellow Hugh White examines why Australia needs a new defence white paper, outlines the proper aims of such a project and identifies the pitfalls that need to be avoided. He draws upon his experience in managing the development and drafting of Australia's 2000 defence white paper, arguing against any process which does not align strategic objectives, military capability plans and projected budgetary realities.Hugh White

  • Hugh White

In this Lowy Institute Perspective, Visiting Fellow Hugh White examines why Australia needs a new defence white paper, outlines the proper aims of such a project and identifies the pitfalls that need to be avoided. He draws upon his experience in managing the development and drafting of Australia's 2000 defence white paper, arguing against any process which does not align strategic objectives, military capability plans and projected budgetary realities.Hugh White

  • Hugh White