2009年5月2日，澳洲正式宣佈國防安全白皮書。Kevin Rudd其實在4月25日的ANZAC DAY前夕揭露了主要的內了，The Australian也報導了相關的消息。這份國防安全白皮書，其實就是由我原本的博士論文指導教授Carl Ungerer所主導，裡面的強硬內容的確不像工黨的風格，不過以我的指導教授性格以及對中國的了解，產出這份國防安全白皮書內容，其實我根本都不會感到意外。
Kevin Rudd's push for missile supremacy
Patrick Walters, National security editor | May 02, 2009
THE navy will acquire a formidable arsenal of long-range cruise missiles for its new submarines, destroyers and frigates, able to strike at targets thousands of kilometres from Australia's shores.
The new-generation submarines and major surface warships will be fitted with land-attack cruise missiles with ranges of up to 2500km as Australia becomes the first regional defence force to have the potent weapons system.
The cruise missiles will give the Government "options to conduct long-range, precision-strike operations against hardened, defended and difficult-to-access targets, while minimising the exposure of ADF platforms and personnel to attack by enemy forces", the defence white paper says.
Reflecting the Government's consciousness that the planned maritime defence build-up could provoke criticism from regional neighbours, the white paper asserts that acquisition of land-attack cruise missiles is "fully consistent with Australian treaty obligations and customary international law".