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.