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The Australian military from Whitlam to Howard is the 1st serious exam of Australia's post-Vietnam army operations, spanning the 35 years among the election of Gough Whitlam and the defeat of John Howard. John Blaxland explores the 'casualty draw back' felt through political leaders following the struggle and the way this impacted next operations. He contends that the Australian Army's rehabilitation concerned universal person and collective education and reaffirmation of the Army's regimental and corps identities. He indicates how the military regained its self assurance to play prime roles in East Timor, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, and to give a contribution to wrestle operations extra afield. At a time while the Australian Army's destiny strategic function are the topic of a lot debate, and because the 'Asian Century' gathers velocity and dedication in Afghanistan attracts to an finish, this paintings is vital studying for somebody attracted to realizing the fashionable context of Australia's army land strength.

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