‘Till war do us part‘, Pearls and Irritations, 30 August 2017
A Fairfax readers poll of some 1300 people showed resounding opposition to Australia sending even the token additional force to Afghanistan. The article also mentions the unwisdom of Australian involvement in a ‘deputy sherriff’ role in the Philippines.
Former diplomat Alison Broinowski is vice president of Honest History and of Australians for War Powers Reform. She is co-editor of The Honest History Book and wrote a chapter in the book (‘Australia’s tug of war: Militarism versus independence’).