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Terrorism, Cyber Attacks and Other Threats Dealt With in White Paper

Australia had to some extent anticipated the impact on strategic thinking of the September 11 terrorist attack, Defence Minister Robert Hill said yesterday. Senator Hill told a conference in Canberra that dealing with what the military called `asymmetric threats`, such as terrorism, had been anticipated in the Defence White Paper 2000. `The emerging trends and challenges identified in the White Paper and demonstrated so tragically on 11 September are likely to continue,` he said. `They have been shown to be more substantial than originally thought. Indeed, some analysts see these new challenges as the primary focus of security for now and the foreseeable future.` Full Story

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