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The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard / John C. Blaxland.

Author/Creator:
Blaxland, John C., author.
Publication:
Port Melbourne, Victoria : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
Format/Description:
Book
1 online resource (464 p.)
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Subjects:
Vietnam War, 1961-1975 -- Australia.
Australia -- History, Military.
Australia. Australian Army.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard is the first critical examination of Australia's post-Vietnam military operations, spanning the 35 years between the election of Gough Whitlam and the defeat of John Howard. John Blaxland explores the 'casualty cringe' felt by political leaders following the war and how this impacted subsequent operations. He contends that the Australian Army's rehabilitation involved common individual and collective training and reaffirmation of the Army's regimental and corps identities. He shows how the Army regained its confidence to play leading roles in East Tim
Contents:
""Contents""; ""Photographs""; ""Acknowledgements""; ""Abbreviations""; ""Maps""; ""Introduction""; ""The world wars""; ""The �post-war� experience and �lessons� of Vietnam""; ""The five reasons for prowess""; ""Reason 1: individual training""; ""Reason 2: collective field training""; ""Reason 3: regimental or corps identities""; ""Reason 4: ties with close allies and regional partners""; ""Reason 5: links with society""; ""Operations far and wide""; ""Conceptual methodology""; ""Part 1 From Vietnam to East Timor, 1972-99""; ""Chapter 1 The last years of the Cold War, 1972-89""
""The Army�s 1960s legacy""""Early UN observer missions""; ""Refocusing on defence of Australia""; ""Millar Report on Citizen Military Forces""; ""Army�s functional commands""; ""Withdrawal from ANZUK Brigade Singapore""; ""Peacekeeping offers for Egypt, Cyprus and Kashmir""; ""Defence amalgamation under Tange""; ""Cyclone Tracy disaster relief, Darwin, 1974""; ""East Timor medical and evacuation support""; ""Kangaroo exercises""; ""Relations with the United States""; ""Kangaroo 2 and 3""; ""Exercises with the British Army""; ""Canadian exchanges""
""Papua New Guinea Defence Force established""""Low-level contingencies""; ""Floods, fires, plagues and rescues""; ""Antarctic support""; ""Survey operations in the Pacific and Indonesia""; ""Exercises with Indonesia""; ""Five Power Defence Arrangements""; ""Rifle Company Butterworth""; ""Exercises with Malaysia�s army""; ""Engineer support in Papua New Guinea""; ""Operation Jubilee Salute, 1977""; ""Commonwealth Heads of Government Regional Meeting, Bowral, 1978""; ""Raising the Tactical Assault Group""; ""Operation Damon, Zimbabwe-Rhodesia""; ""Vanuatu deployment""
""Operational Deployment Force""""Exercise Triad""; ""Commonwealth Games, Brisbane, 1982""; ""Special forces focus""; ""Uganda""; ""Developments in the 1980s""; ""The Hawke Labor Government""; ""Exercise Kangaroo 83""; ""Integration of women""; ""The impact of Dibb and the White Paper""; ""Exchange arrangements""; ""Tactical proficiency and innovation""; ""Exercise Tasman Exchange""; ""�Jointery� for the defence of Australia""; ""Still catering for deployment contingencies""; ""Erosion of force projection capabilities""; ""Operation Morris Dance, Fiji, 1987""
""Operation Sailcloth, Vanuatu""""Reflections""; ""Chapter 2 The post-Cold War experience to the late 1990's""; ""UN operations in Iran and Iraq""; ""Operation Picaresque in Namibia""; ""Operation Salaam, Pakistan and Afghanistan""; ""Considering constabulary or politico-military roles""; ""Cyclone Ofa disaster relief""; ""Force Structure Review and Army�s Ethos and Values""; ""Non-offensive defence""; ""Operations during the Gulf War, 1990-91""; ""Operation Habitat""; ""Operation Blazer""; ""Post-Cold War repositioning""; ""Emphasis on ethos""; ""Grappling with post-Cold War pressures""
""Operations in Western Sahara""
Notes:
Description based upon print version of record.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Description based on print version record.
ISBN:
1-316-28318-6
1-316-28393-3
1-316-28515-4
1-316-28354-2
1-316-28440-9
1-107-44524-8
1-316-28506-5
OCLC:
903971593