Scroll to top
Topic: special forces
(Image: AAP/David Mariuz)

Now more than ever our soldiers deserve compassion

We must hold those accused of committing war crimes to account. But we also need to examine how we treat our returning servicemen and women, many of whom suffer from PTSD.

ADF chief General Angus Campbell (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

Officers escape legal responsibility, but what about their moral accountability?

Officers in command of special forces in Afghanistan either turned a blind eye to bad behaviour or genuinely didn't know about it. Either way, it's unacceptable.

ADF chief General Angus Campbell (Image: AAP/Mick Tsikas)

39 allegedly murdered by Australian special forces: the nation’s shame laid bare

Chief of Defence Angus Campbell described the alleged unlawful killings as a result of a toxic culture of 'ego, elitism and entitlement'.

(Image: AAP)

It’s not just special forces — the entire military has to change

The ADF has a culture problem that, in its worst manifestation, leads to abuse and war crimes. But when that problem is tacitly approved by command, how can it be fixed?

There are 4 articles in special forces