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The Road to INTERFET: Reflections on Australian Strategic Decisions Concerning East Timor, December 1998-September 1999

White, Hugh


In 1999, as Deputy Secretary for Strategy in the Australian Department of Defence, I had some involvement in strategic decisions about East Timor which led to the deployment of INTERFET. This essay, based more on recollection than scholarship, offers reflections on some of those decisions. It considers especially the questions of Australia's overall strategic aims in 1999, and how well they were fulfilled, and Australia's attitude towards the need for a full-scale peacekeeping force in East...[Show more]

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Date published: 2008
Type: Journal article
Source: Security Challenges


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