Research report

"Operation Bastille": forces and likely tasks for Australia's contribution to the war in Iraq

4 Feb 2003
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The commitment of significant numbers of Australian forces to Operation Bastille for a potential war in Iraq marks a significant departure from recent practice. This could be the first time since World War II that Australian forces move to participate in a military conflict without either UN Security Council backing, or the invitation of a properly established government (as was the case in Malaya, the Indonesian Confrontation, Vietnam and East Timor).

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2003
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