Peter Edwards is an honorary professor at Deakin University, Melbourne, and a visiting professor of the University of New South Wales at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra. He is the official historian and general editor of the nine-volume Official History of Australia's Involvement in Southeast Asian Conflicts 1948-75, including his volumes on strategy and diplomacy, Crises and Commitments (1992) and A Nation at War (1997). David Goldsworthy is an honorary professorial fellow in the school of Political and Social Inquiry at Monash University. His research interests include Australian foreign policy, past and present. He is the editor of Facing North, Vol. 1 (MUP, 2001), and the author of Losing the Blanket- Australia and the End of Britain's Empire (MUP, 2002).