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Outbreak of the Malayan Emergency (from 1947)
Cancellation of TSR-2 low level bomber project by Labour government (UK)
Outbreak of armed struggle in Namibia between South African forces and the SWAPO independence movement (to 1990)
Introduction of MIG-25 Foxbat (Russia)
Death of Sir Basil Henry Liddell-Hart, (1895-1970)
A-10 (Warthog) entered active service.
22 September 1980
Iraq attacks Iran, triggering Iran-Iraq War (to 1988)
Argentinea troops occupy South Georgia island, the first step towards the Falklands War.
Argentinean troops land on the Falkland Islands.
British troops begin to land on the Falkland Islands.
Argentine surrender ends the Falklands War
Iraq attacks Iranian oil tankers, starting the Tanker War (to 1988)
Ceasefire agreed in Namibia (war since 1966), leading to independence in 1990
Iran agrees to UN brokered ceasefire ending Iran-Iraq War (from 1980)
also ending the Tanker War (from 1984)
Final independece of Namibia ends twenty four years of war
Iraqi invasion of Kuwait, leading to Gulf War (1991)
Start of the Air campaign in the Gulf War
launch of land war in the Gulf War, resulting after 100 hours in the defeat of the Iraqi forces in Kuwait.
Tokyo Subway gas attack by Aum Shinrikyo Cult
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