The armed conflict that was fought from 1988 to 1998, between the Papua New Guinea Government and the secessionist forces of the Bougainville Revolutionary Army (BRA) was … They believed the proposed operation was a last resort to get back the once wealthy province. The lack of a general history makes understanding the conflict a daunting prospect for the beginner, and the more specialised literature usually assumes a very great deal of knowledge about Papua New Guinean politics and history and about the anthropology of Bougainville. It seems that Sir Julius Chan and others who played a key role in the Sandline Affair remain unrepentant about their actions. (You can use HTML tags like and
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