Middle East Area of Operations (11 September 2001 to 31 December 2014) Back to Search
About This Conflict
Australia had existed in a largely conflict-free environment from 1973 after its withdrawal from Vietnam until shortly after the invasion of Kuwait by Sadam Hussein's Iraq in 1990. Although not initially directly involved, these events began a sequence of incidents that culminated in the 2002 invasion of Iraq as apart of the so-called "War on Terror" which was to involve Australia in combat operations for more than ten years.
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