Books relating to Australian Military 1972 - Present Gulf War East Timor Afganistan Iraq


This section covers all Battles, War, Conflicts that the Australian Army RAAF RAN have taken part in since the Vietnam War. These War Book titles Peackeeping Missions, Somalia, GULF WAR One and Two 2003, EAST TIMOR 1999, IRAQ, AFGHANISTAN WAR MILITARY BOOKS.


  • Australian Military Unit History Post Vietnam
    <p>Australian Military Unit History 1972 to Present</p>
  • Afghanistan
    <p><span class="ILfuVd"><span class="hgKElc"><b>Over 26,000</b> Australian personnel have served in Afghanistan.</span></span><br /></p><p>The <b>Australian contribution to the war in Afghanistan</b> has been known as <b>Operation Slipper</b> (2001–2014) and <b>Operation Highroad</b> (2015-2021). </p><p>Australian Defence Force (ADF) operations and the size of the forces deployed varied and ADF involvement included two major areas of activity: Afghanistan and the Persian Gulf. These activities have seen the deployment of naval, air and land forces that have taken part in combat and combat support operations as part of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF). </p><p>In mid-2014, the naval and logistic support operations in the Persian Gulf were re-designated as <b>Operation Manitou</b> and <b>Operation Accordion</b> respectively. </p>
  • Gulf War & Iraq 1990-91
    <p>On 2 August 1990 Iraq invaded its rival oil-exporting neighbour Kuwait. The invasion was widely condemned, and four days later the United Nations (UN) Security Council unanimously approved a trade embargo against Iraq. A blockade of Iraq’s access to the sea followed within weeks, as the United States assembled a large multinational task force in the Persian Gulf, while another was formed in Saudi Arabia. Australia was one of the first nations to join the coalition force. Australian forces were deployed under the auspices of the UN. Three Australian warships conducted blockade operations in the Persian Gulf. Australia also provided a supply vessel, four medical teams and a mine clearance diving team that joined a protective screen, under US operational control, around aircraft-carrier battle groups in the Gulf. The Royal Australian Navy (RAN) provided vessels for the multinational naval force, which formed an interception force in the Persian Gulf to enforce the UN sanctions. The RAN presence included two frigates and the replenishment ship HMAS Success, which, having no air defences of its own, relied on the army’s 16th Air Defence Regiment. In January 1991 the replenishment tanker HMAS <em>Westralia</em> left Fremantle, Western Australia, to relieve Success. Four warships, HMAS <em>Sydney</em> (IV), HMAS <em>Adelaide</em>, HMAS <em>Brisbane</em>, and HMAS <em>Darwin</em>, also served tours of duty in the Persian Gulf.</p>
  • Iraq, 2003–09
    <p>Australia joined a U.S.-led coalition in the Iraq War. Declassified documents reveal that the decision to go to war was taken primarily with a view to enhancing its alliance with the United States.<sup>[1]</sup> The Howard government supported the disarmament of Iraq during the Iraq disarmament crisis. Australia later provided one of the four most substantial combat force contingents during the 2003 invasion of Iraq, under the operational codename <b>Operation Falconer</b>.</p>
  • Somalia 1992 to 1995
    <p><span class="ILfuVd"><span class="hgKElc">It was the largest overseas deployment by the <span class="c5aZPb"><span class="JPfdse">ADF</span></span> since the Vietnam War. We recognise and remember the role of some <b>1,600</b> Australians who served as peacekeepers in Somalia.</span></span></p>
  • East Timor, 1999-2013
    <p>The International Force for East Timor (INTERFET) was a multinational peacekeeping taskforce, mandated by the United Nations to address the humanitarian and security crisis which took place in East Timor from 1999 - 2000 until the arrival of United Nations peacekeepers. The International Force for East Timor was commanded by Major-General Peter Cosgrove of the Australian Army.</p>
  • Peacekeeping
    <p>Australians have <span class="ILfuVd"><span class="hgKElc">been involved in close to 100 separate missions, involving <b>more than 30,000</b> personnel and 11 Australians have died during these operations.</span></span></p>

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