Australian Peacekeeping - Sixty Years in the Field
Edited by David Horner, Peter Londey & Jean Bou
Peacekeeping has been a significant part of Australia's overseas military engagement since the end of the Second World War. In the last sixty years, between 30,000 and 40,000 Australian military personnel and police have served in more than 50 peacekeeping missions in at least 27 different conflicts. This insightful volume approaches Australian peacekeeping from four angles: its history, its agencies, some personal reflections, and its future. Contributors discuss the distinction between peacekeeping and war-fighting, the importance of peacekeeping in terms of public policy, the problems of multinational command, and the specialist contributions of the military, civilian police, mine-clearers, weapons inspectors and diplomats. Soft cover, illustrated, 333 pages.