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Video – War in the Sand Pit Conference – Major General Jim Molan

Welcome to our highly anticipated ‘War in the Sand Pit’ conference series of videos.  The conference was held in Brisbane on 12-13 May 2017, and was sponsored by Military History & Heritage Victoria, the Australian National University, and the Returned & Services League of Australia, Queensland Branch.


We hope you enjoy all the presentations which the speakers have generously agreed to share with us.  The presentations represent the speakers personal views based on their own experiences, and the context relevant to them and their individual role at the time. This presentation on embeds is delivered by Major General Jim Molan, AO, DSC the former Chief of Operations, Multi-National Forces – Iraq.



MAJGEN Molan – click on the image to view the video




Major General Jim Molan, AO, DSC was the Chief of Operations, Multi-National Forces – Iraq in 2004.  He retired from the Army after 37 years of service and was appointed as a special envoy for Operation Sovereign Borders.  He is the author of Running the War in Iraq.









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