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1950

1960

Outbreak of the Malayan Emergency (from 1947)

1965

5 April

Cancellation of TSR-2 low level bomber project by Labour government (UK)

1966

Outbreak of armed struggle in Namibia between South African forces and the SWAPO independence movement (to 1990)

1967

Introduction of MIG-25 Foxbat (Russia)

1970

Death of Sir Basil Henry Liddell-Hart, (1895-1970)

1976

February

A-10 (Warthog) entered active service.

1980

22 September 1980

Iraq attacks Iran, triggering Iran-Iraq War (to 1988)

1982

25 March

Argentinea troops occupy South Georgia island, the first step towards the Falklands War.

2 April

Argentinean troops land on the Falkland Islands.

21 May

British troops begin to land on the Falkland Islands.

14 June

Argentine surrender ends the Falklands War

1984

Iraq attacks Iranian oil tankers, starting the Tanker War (to 1988)

1988

8 August

Ceasefire agreed in Namibia (war since 1966), leading to independence in 1990

20 August

Iran agrees to UN brokered ceasefire ending Iran-Iraq War (from 1980)
also ending the Tanker War (from 1984)

1990

21 March

Final independece of Namibia ends twenty four years of war

2 August

Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, leading to Gulf War (1991)

1991

17 January

Start of the Air campaign in the Gulf War

24 February

launch of land war in the Gulf War, resulting after 100 hours in the defeat of the Iraqi forces in Kuwait.

1995

20 March

Tokyo Subway gas attack by Aum Shinrikyo Cult
kills 12

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