Iraq and Afghanistan
Written posthumously about the life of Corporal Cameron Baird (1981-2013), this book aims to provide a snapshot of the Australian man behind his well-known heroics as a soldier....  
This long book – 594 pages – deals with Australia’s war in Afghanistan from October 2001 to July 2012. During this time the author was attached to those forces and could report on them subject to censorship by the Australian Defence Force....  
In conversations over raki with my ‘middle eastern’ friends, the topic sometimes turns to how the West is seeking to destabilise the region and prevent it from realising the peace and opportunities present in much of the rest of the world....  
Most Australian Army unit histories are based on units: infantry battalion, artillery regiments, engineer squadrons and the like....  
Jay Winter is Charles J Stille Professor of History Emeritus at Yale University....  
In Their Time of Need documents this century-long commitment, focusing on the overseas deployment of defence and other personnel and equipment for broadly humanitarian goals, generally in response to a call for assistance after a natural disaster or other non-conflict related emergency....  
Paul Moorcroft is a writer with four decades of experience in the subject matter covered in Dying for the Truth....  
Training for War examines the history of Headquarters 1st Division. The 1st Division was first formed in 1914 for service during World War I as a part of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF)....  
Perspectives and Lessons from Australia’s War in Afghanistan and Iraq 2001-2014 – Summary of the conference....  
As Australia considers extending its presence in Afghanistan, key figures have split over what has been achieved in the Middle East....  
Michael White produced the first edition of his work back in 1992....  
Gary Ramage began his working life as an infantry soldier and has since become one of Australia’s best known war photographers....  
Fred Smith, a Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade officer, served for two years over two tours as a diplomat in southern Afghanistan, working alongside Dutch, US and mostly Australian soldiers in Uruzgan Province between 2009 and 2014....  
When the Cold War ended in 1990, no one could (or did) predict that over the next 25 years Australian Army personnel would be deployed to Somalia, Rwanda, Cambodia, Bougainville, East Timor, Afghanistan, Iraq and the Solomon Islands....  
Lieutenant Colonel McCurley has written an in-depth description of warfare as prosecuted by means of remotely piloted aircraft (RPA)....  
In 2009 Private Paul Warren deployed with the 1st Battalion, The Royal Australian Regiment, to Afghanistan. One month after he arrived in Afghanistan he was on patrol in the Baluchi valley and his team was hit by an improvised explosive device....  
I first encountered Emma Sky when briefing General Odierno in late 2008. She was not introduced and sat unobtrusively beside the Commanding General....  
A General’s Inside Account of the Iraq and Afghanistan Wars by Lieutenant General Daniel Bolger (U.S. Army Retired)...  
A photographic story of the nation’s longest war and those who served by Gary Ramage and Ian McPhedran...  
by David Kilcullen, Scribe Publications Pty Ltd, 2013; 368 pp.; ISBN 9781922070678 (paperback); RRP $32.95...  
by Jeremy Scahill...  
The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard is the first critical examination of Australia’s post-Vietnam War military operations, spanning the 35 years between the election of Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister in 1972 and the defeat of the Howard Government in 2007. As David Horner, Australia’s pre-eminent military historian writes in the foreword “the task...  
Australia’s military involvement in the war in Iraq between 2003 and 2009 was controversial, but irrespective of the views in support or against the intervention it is a chapter in Australia’s military history that should be recorded and examined. In the absence of any official history anytime soon this article presents a personal perspective. But...  
by Major General (Retried) John Cantwell, AO, DSC with Greg Bearup. Book Review by Marcus Fielding...  
When Colonel Marcus Fielding returned home from his tour of duty in Baghdad, a taxi driver asked him what it was like being a soldier there....  
The Australian Government contributed a range of military forces to the US-led coalition in Iraq between 2003 and 2008. The nature of the contribution changed over time not only for operational reasons, but also because of domestic considerations....  
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