May 5, 2011
“The brutal reality is women already occupy formal and informal positions on the front line” Leave a comment
February 25, 2011
If we’re going to go to war, parliament should have the final say Leave a comment
February 7, 2011
Defence think tank wants us to buy nuclear subs from the US 2 comments
December 24, 2010
Intelligence agencies under review Leave a comment
December 17, 2010
Abbott supports more cooperation with Japanese ‘military’ (ignoring the fact that calling the JSDF a military could cause the JSDF serious grief at home. Woo! Tact!) Leave a comment
December 16, 2010
Again, if the target is an army base, it’s not terrorism. Leave a comment
December 7, 2010
Apparently concern over training Afghan criminals is “elitist” now. #thatawkwardmomentwhentheafghansyoutrainedbecometheenemy Leave a comment
November 24, 2010
Helmets offer limited protection against things they’re not meant to protect against!! It’s a scandal! (Or, the Tele has nothing better to do) Leave a comment
November 22, 2010
Aussie mercenar… sorry, “security” firm follows its US counterparts into dodgy territory Leave a comment
October 26, 2010
UK buying fewer F-35s, Australia’s will be pricier Leave a comment
October 22, 2010
Oakeshott: US won’t be in Afghanistan for a decade, so are we going to go it alone? That seems sensible. Leave a comment
The full weight of Australia’s military might gets weightier Leave a comment
October 18, 2010

We have laws for a reason (hint: it’s not “ignoring them”)

You may have heard there are some Australian soldiers facing charges for manslaughter. Odds are that if you have, thanks to the excellent state of Australian journalism, you’ve heard how appalling it is, a betrayal of their trust, even – in the words of our fine, entirely non-Machiavellian Opposition leader – that they’ve been “stabbed in the back” by the government.

Never let the truth get in the way of a good yarn, right?

The general nature of the case is that children were killed during a firefight in Afghanistan’s Oruzgan province, and three commandos are facing . . . → :: Read More ::

October 13, 2010
Soldiers aren’t above the law Leave a comment
Abbott, on the other hand, is bitching that the government isn’t interfering in an independent judicial process. How dare Gillard respect the separation of powers! One comment
October 1, 2010
Defence dept finally notices cyber warfare (finally got around to reading some Tom Clancy?) Leave a comment
It was only a matter of time before Tony got bored of being polished and decided to return to sounding stupid (not a tech-head or defence-head, it seems) Leave a comment
September 29, 2010
Potential conflicts of interest for Labor ministers Leave a comment
Classified intelligence files discovered during drug raid Leave a comment
September 14, 2010
Too bad about the toll it’s taking on military preparedness Leave a comment
September 9, 2010
Commandos facing court martial over Afghan deaths Leave a comment