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Australia has participated in the International Security Force Assistance (ISAF) mission in Afghanistan for a number of years. The ISAF mission is now over and has been replaced by the Resolute Support Mission. Australia is continuing its support to Afghanistan through its participation in the Resolute Support Mission.


Map of Australia


Websites with Info about Australia in Afghanistan

CIA World Fact Book on Australia
www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/as.html

Operation Slipper by Wikipedia
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Operation_Slipper

Australian Government - Department of Defense
www.defence.gov.au/operations/afghanistan/

Australian Embassy Afghanistan
www.afghanistan.embassy.gov.au/kbul/home.html


Papers and Publications about Australia in Afghanistan

Smith, Mark. "Analyzing the Effectiveness of Australian Civil Military Cooperation (CIMIC) after 15 years of 'Small Wars'", Small Wars Journal, February 16, 2015. Mark Smith is a Lieutenant Colonel in the Australian Army Reserve Infantry. He deployed to Afghanistan as the commander of a mentoring team assigned to the Operations Coordination Centre in Uruzgan province.
http://smallwarsjournal.com/jrnl/art/analyzing-the-effectiveness-of-australian-civil-military-cooperation-cimic-after-15-years-o


Videos about Australia in Afghanistan

Resolute Support Mission. An Australia officer, working operations in the Resolute Support CJ39 office, talks about his mission in Afghanistan. Resolute Support HQs Facebook post on February 6, 2015.
www.facebook.com/video.php?v=10153063148753454


News and Magazine Articles and Blog Posts about Australia in Afghanistan

May 1, 2016. "What it looks like inside our longest war", by Sarah Abo, SBS.

April 25, 2016. "Afghanistan was nation building at gunpoint", Sky News. A former SAS troop commander says that we tried to build a nation with democracy with a people who were culturally not ready for it.

April 24, 2016. "Kabul wants Australia's military presence in Afghanistan to continue", SBS.

March 21, 2015. "Operation Slipper: Parades marking end of military operation in Afghanistan held across Australia". ABC News (Australia).

June 19, 2014. "Australian troops to remain in Afghanistan until 2016". Financial Review.

November 10, 2013. "Australia in Afghanistan: Longest war draws to a 'bittersweet' end after 12 years". ABC Net News.

July 16, 2010. "Australia's Military Involvement in Afghanistan since 2001: A Chronology". Parliament of Australia.

 


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