Despite being Australia’s longest war, the part that Australia and the ADF, in particular, played in the war in Afghanistan is still little understood.

Why did we send troops? What did they do once there? And how and why did their role change over time?

Join one of the authors of the Official History of Australian Operations in Afghanistan as he examines the key aspects of Australia’s contribution to the war between 2001 and 2014 and discusses some of the lessons that can be drawn from it. Still a work in progress, Dr Crawley would especially welcome the views and insights of those who served in Afghanistan.

About the speaker

Dr Rhys Crawley works at the Australian War Memorial, Canberra, where he is writing the Official History of Australian Operations in Afghanistan, 2005-10. He is a Visiting Fellow at the ANU Strategic and Defence Studies Centre (SDSC) and an Adjunct Lecturer at the University of New South Wales, Canberra. Prior to this project, and while working at the SDSC, he was an author for both the Official History of the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation and the Official History of Australian Peacekeeping, Humanitarian and Post-Cold War Operations.

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Mon, 17 Jun 2019, 6 - 7pm

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