It only saw Vietnam as a small threat that could be easily eliminated with the help of ‘great and powerful friends’. Australia learnt its lesson and was beaten in Vietnam.
Australia went into Vietnam for many reason, the main reason was the stop the ‘domino effect’ of communism spreading down though South East Asia eventually ending up at Australia. Australia’s military was relatively small in size and knew it could not defend itself on it’s homeland, so it needed to strengthen its allies relying on its ‘great and powerful friends’ for future support. The government of Australia advertised the problems of communism to tell the public that we need to eliminate communism and use a forward defence approach as a measure to ensure Australians safety.
Townsville Grammar School, viewed on the 10th of Feburary 2007 <http://www.tgs.qld.edu.au/louise/louise2.htm>
Vets With A Mission 1988, viewed on the 5th of February 2007 <http://www.vwam.com/vets/allies/austra.html>
Vietnam Veterans' Association of Australia, viewed in the 5th of February 2007 <http://www.vvaa.org.au/bross-2.pdf>
Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade viewed of the 9th of februray 2007 <www.dfat.gov.au/geo/china/fta/submissions/9NIN_09_Mahinder_Lall%20.pdf>
Internet FAQ’s, viewed on the 9th of February 2007
Cyber Sarge’s© 2006, viewed