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Cambodia

Increasingly peacekeeping goes beyond simply monitoring a ceasefire or maintaining security. To restore what we would regard as a civilised life to a state torn apart by conflict requires security, policing, justice, a free political life, economic infrastructure, and much more. Civilians as well as the military will play a major role.

In Cambodia, the United Nations attempted an ambitious operation and for a time took over responsibility for the state. Australia had played a major role in helping to arrive at a political settlement, and provided the force commander for the operation which followed.

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