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ROD LYON is a lecturer in International Relations at The University of Queensland. His research interests include international security and Australian foreign and defense policy. Dr. Lyon was formerly Head of the Strategic Analysis Branch in the Office of National Assessments, Australian government.
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Authored by Dr. Rod Lyon, Prof. William T. Tow.
The authors assess the future of the Australian-U.S. security relationship within the context of the Canberra's transformation and strategic shift. They conclude that this relationship will remain important and will be strengthened in some ways, but they consider the building of large-scale American military bases in Australia unlikely. The challenge, they note, will be sustaining political support.
Authored by COL Charles W. Ricks, Dr. Rod Lyon, Prof. William T. Tow.
Given the volatile, unstable, and ambiguous environment in which armed forces can find themselves, the actions of field forces have a greater chance than ever before of affecting subsequent strategic decisions made at higher levels. The pressure on field commanders to "get it right the first time" is demonstrably greater than ever.