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By John Blaxland

The Australian military from Whitlam to Howard is the 1st severe 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 recoil' felt by way of political leaders following the warfare 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 belief to play top roles in East Timor, Bougainville and the Solomon Islands, and to give a contribution to strive against operations extra afield. At a time whilst the Australian Army's destiny strategic position is the topic of a lot debate, and because the 'Asian Century' gathers speed and dedication in Afghanistan attracts to an finish, this paintings is key examining for a person attracted to realizing the fashionable context of Australia's army land force.

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