Australia and the New World Order: Volume 2, The Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations

Australia and the New World Order: Volume 2, The Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations : From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement: 1988-1991

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This volume of the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations is the first comprehensive study of Australia's role in the peacekeeping and peace enforcement operations that developed at the end of the Cold War. It recounts vital missions including Namibia (1989-90), Iran (1988-90) and Pakistan/Afghanistan (1989-93), and focuses primarily on Australia's reaction to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait in 1990, including its maritime interception operations, and its controversial participation in the 1991 Gulf War. With exclusive access to Australian Government records and through extensive interviews, David Horner explains the high-level political background to these activities and analyses the conduct of the missions. He brings to life the little-known, yet remarkable stories of many individuals who took part. This is an authoritative and compelling history of how members of the Australian Defence Force engaged with the world at a crucial time in international more

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  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • 1139210696
  • 9781139210690

About David Sanford Horner

David Horner is the Professor of Australian Defence History in the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National more

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Chronology; Maps; Abbreviations; Preface; Part I. Strategy and Policy: 1. Toward a 'New World Order': global political, strategic and peacekeeping developments: 1988-1991; 2. Responding to a New World Order: Australian overseas deployments and peacekeeping: 1988-1991; Part II. New Major Peace Operations: 3. An international obligation: Australia's commitment to Namibia: 1979-1989; 4. Establishing the force: the first UNTAG contingent: March-August 1989; 5. Success in Namibia: the second UNTAG contingent: September 1989-April 1990; 6. Shadows from a distant war: Australia and the Iran-Iraq War: 1980-1988; 7. A mission of presence: military observers in Iran: 1988-1990; 8. The genesis of humanitarian demining: the UNMCTT in Pakistan: 1989-1991; 9. Balancing the risks: mine clearers in Pakistan and Afghanistan: 1991-1993; Part III. The First Gulf War: 10. In defence of vital interests: committing a naval force: August 1990; 11. Off to the Gulf: the first deployment: August-September 1990; 12. Debate and decision: government policy and the Gulf crisis: August-September 1990; 13. Boarding and searching: maritime interception in the Gulf of Oman: September-December 1990; 14. A serious decision: committing Australians to war: September-December 1990; 15. Into the Persian Gulf: the second naval deployment: September-December 1990; 16. Countdown to a deadline: preparing for war: 1-16 January 1991; 17. A supporting role: the RAN in Desert Storm: 17 January-24 February 1991; 18. End of the war: into Kuwait: 24 February-May 1991; Conclusion; Appendixes; Bibliography; more

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