Barritt-Eyles, Lisa: Remembering the Gulf War

Lisa Barritt-Eyles

Remembering the Gulf War‘, Australian Outlook, 2 August 2018

Concise outline from a PhD student of Australia’s involvement in the Gulf War, 1990-91.

On 2nd August 28 years ago, Iraq invaded Kuwait amid the uncertainty of the changing post-Cold War international order. What were the key events and justifications for Australia’s involvement? … As a short, victorious war, without Australian casualties, the Gulf War is often overlooked and not subject to the same kinds of public remembrance ritual as Australia’s other wars. Perhaps its most significant political contribution to the broader foreign policy sphere is as the precursor to the 2003 Iraq war. When the Gulf War is remembered, it is usually through the lens of the later war.

 

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