Why Australia invaded Iraq: a study in alliance management

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    Australia's choice to join America and Britain in the invasion of Iraq appears both inevitable and inexplicable. We wonder how we could possibly have supported such folly. But equally we wonder, how could we possibly have done anything else? In fact, there are good and interesting answers to both these questions. In this chapter I try to explain Australia's decision to join the invasion, and to evaluate that decision as a piece of strategic policy.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationAustralia, Canada, and Iraq: perspectives on an invasion
    Editors R Thakur, J Cunningham
    Place of PublicationToronto, Canada
    PublisherDundurn Press
    ISBN (Print)9781459731516
    Publication statusPublished - 2015


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