The Australian-American alliance: Holt, LBJ and the Vietnam War

Scanlon, Adam (2013) The Australian-American alliance: Holt, LBJ and the Vietnam War. Research Master thesis, Victoria University.


The Australian-American alliance, since World War II, has served as Australia’s most important bilateral relationship, particularly in the field of security. Two decades later, the Australian government entered the war in Vietnam to secure an American military presence on the Asian mainland. This thesis examines the Australian-American alliance during the prime ministership of Harold Holt in relation to Australia’s role in Vietnam, and growing concerns over Britain’s planned withdrawal from Southeast Asia.

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Master of Arts

Item type Thesis (Research Master thesis)
Subjects Historical > FOR Classification > 1605 Policy and Administration
Historical > FOR Classification > 1606 Political Science
Historical > Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > College of Arts
Keywords diplomacy, international relations, Australia, US, United States, American, Britain, UK, security, defence, policy, President Lyndon Johnson, Harold Holt
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