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Australia and the ‘New World Order’: From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement: 1988–1991 by David Horner

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July–August 2011, no. 333

Australia and the ‘New World Order’: From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement: 1988–1991 by David Horner

Cambridge University Press, $150 hb, 696 pp

Australia and the ‘New World Order’: From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement: 1988–1991 by David Horner

by
July–August 2011, no. 333

When the United States recently announced its commitment to enforce a ‘no-fly zone’ in Libya, the State Department spokesman was asked whether the United States was now at war. He could only manage a floundering non-answer. The unfortunate spokesman’s difficulty with this apparently simple question is a reminder of the vast changes in the nature of military conflict in recent decades. Major conflicts are seldom a matter of one state formally declaring war on another, with a largely agreed set of rules on the conduct of operations (sometimes flouted in horrific ways) and with some generally accepted markers of victory and defeat.

Peter Edwards reviews 'Australia and the "New World Order": From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement: 1988–1991' by David Horner

Australia and the ‘New World Order’: From Peacekeeping to Peace Enforcement: 1988–1991

by David Horner

Cambridge University Press, $150 hb, 696 pp

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