Deciphering Australia's defense budget

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2013-05-23
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Thomson, Mark
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Washington, D.C. : East-West Center
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Mark Thomson, Senior Analyst at the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI), explains that “If the symbolic political target of a budget surplus cannot be reached, the remaining constraints on spending are weak. So, counter intuitively, the failure to deliver a surplus has enabled an increase in defense spending.”
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