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Chief of Army Lieutenant General Rick Burr (Image: AAP/Rohan Thomson)

Can the top brass reform the very culture it supposedly controls already?

The defence bosses responsible for implementing any inquiry recommendations were all trained through the SAS themselves.

Henry "Breaker" Morant (Image: AAP/Australian War Memorial)

Military wrongdoing is nothing new. The question is, will the coming storm wash anything away?

The coming report into war crimes in Afghanistan won't be the first time the Australian Defence Force has been accused of wrongdoing.

Dean Yates (Image: Evershine Productions/Helen Barrow)

Betrayed and left to rot: my time with veterans in a psych ward

After 77 days in a specialist psychiatric ward, Dean Yates tells of his experience, and what he's learnt about how returned veterans suffer.

Navy officer David Finney, who took his own life in 2019 (Image: Supplied)

Fight goes on for veterans facing a mind field of pain, suicide, government inaction

Scott Morrison has been keen to show his pro-veteran credentials since assuming the prime ministership. Yet when it comes to the invisible side of being a veteran — living with the mental scars of a war that never ends — the PM has been found wanting.

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Meet the Trump-supporting data start-up — coming to track and spy near you

Infamous big-data firm Palantir is set to float on the stock exchange. Just how valuable will the data it harvests be?

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern (Image: AAP/Bianca De Marchi)

Return to lockdown

Good morning, early birds. New Zealand has ended its 102 day COVID-19-free streak, and Federal Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has rejected Dan Andrews' suggestion that Australian Defence Force personnel were not offered up to help with hotel quarantine. It's the news you need to know, with Chris Woods.

Scott Morrison speaks during the launch of the 2020 Defence Strategic Update (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

Does Australia’s big defence spending actually make any sense?

We've reached our goal: defence spending is at 2% of the GDP. But don't celebrate yet — it's a pretty dopey target.

Prime Minister Scott Morrison (Image: AAP/Lukas Coch)

The extremely serious consequences for Australia in Cold War 2.0

Australia's defence update has found us a nemesis. But a war between the US and China would be extremely serious for Australia.

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Afghanistan: Australia’s longest war has lost so much and achieved so little

In a campaign that's cost Australia close to $10b, we've lost 41 lives and gained allegations of unlawful killings and war crimes.

International Criminal Court (Image: Wikimedia Commons)

Without genuine war crime investigations, Australians could end up in The Hague

Australia needs a full investigation and prosecution into war crimes in Afghanistan, otherwise the case could go all the way to The Hague.

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