Advancing U.S.-Australian Combined Amphibious Capabilities

Advancing U.S.-Australian Combined Amphibious Capabilities


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The study examines the demand for amphibious capabilities in the Indo-Asia-Pacific region and explores the strategic and operational utility of various models for combined U.S. and Australian amphibious forces. The demand for amphibious capabilities reflects the operational and strategic challenges faced by the U.S. Marine Corps and Australian Defense Forces. Both nations have indicated the importance of deepening their strategic partnership, yet there has been a lack of clarity around the desired outcomes for and priority among the variety of cooperative activities.

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ISBN-13: 9781442241145
Publisher: Center for Strategic & International Studies
Publication date: 08/06/2015
Series: CSIS Reports Series
Pages: 52
Product dimensions: 8.30(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.30(d)

About the Author

Maren Leed is a senior adviser with the Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies at CSIS. J.D. McCreary is chief of the Strategic Technology Program Office at the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI). George Flynn is a retired lieutenant general with the U.S. Marine Corps.

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