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Author Horner, D. M. (David Murray), 1948-

Title Australia and the new world order : from peacekeeping to peace enforcement: 1988-1991 / David Horner
Published Port Melbourne, Vic. : Cambridge University Press, 2011

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Description xxviii, 601 pages, 64 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations (some color), color maps, portraits (some color) ; 26 cm
Series Official history of Australian peacekeeping, humanitarian and post-cold war operations ; 2
Official history of Australian peacekeeping, humanitarian and post-cold war operations ; 2
Contents Pt.1. Strategy and policy -- Towards a 'new world order' : Australia's policy towards overseas deployments and peacekeeping : 1988-91 -- Pt.2. New major peace operations -- International obligation : Australia's commitment to Namibia : 1979-89 -- Establishing the force : the first UNTAG contingent : March - August 1989 -- Success in Namibia : the second UNTAG contingent : September 1989 - April 1990 -- Shadows from a distant war : Australia and the Iran-Iraq War : 1980-88 -- Mission of presence : military observers in Iran : 1988-90 -- Genesis of humanitarian demining : UNMCTT in Pakistan : 1989-91 -- Balancing the risks : Mine-clearers in Pakistan and Afghanistan : 1991-93 -- Pt.3. First Gulf War -- In defence of vital interests : committing a naval force : August 1990 -- Off to the gulf : the first deployment : August - September 1990 -- Debate and decision : government policy and the Gulf crisis : August - September 1990 -- Boarding and searching : maritime interception in the Gulf of Oman : September - December 1990 -- Serious decision : committing Australians to war : September - December 1990 -- Into the Persian Gulf : the second naval deplotyment : September - December 1990 -- Countdown to a deadline : preparing for war : 1-16 January 1991 -- Supporting role : the RAN in Desert Storm : 17 January - 23 February 1991 -- End of the war ? Into Kuwait : 24 February - May 1991
Summary 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
Analysis Australian Defence Force
Gulf War
History, 1980-1989
History, 1990-1999
Iraq
Kuwait
Peacekeeping operations
Political conditions
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Iraq-Kuwait Crisis, 1990-1991 -- Participation, Australian.
Peace-building, Australian -- History.
Peacekeeping forces -- Australia -- History.
Peacekeeping forces, Australian -- History.
Persian Gulf War, 1991 -- Participation, Australian.
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Political activity -- History.
Australia -- Military policy.
LC no. 2011378875
ISBN 9780521765879 (hbk.)