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Published: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:23:14 +1100

Last Build Date: Tue, 04 Nov 2008 13:23:14 +1100

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All hands on deck

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 13:00:00 GMT

TO listen to the Defence Department spin doctors, the future of the Royal Australian Navy has never looked better. They boast of how during the next 20 years a new fleet of deadly destroyers and futuristic submarines will rule the waves, posing a substantial deterrent to the rising naval powers in the region.


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Petraeus makes Pakistan a priority

Mon, 03 Nov 2008 13:00:00 GMT

DEMOCRATIC presidential hopeful Barack Obama has signalled a change of policy towards Pakistan if he wins tomorrow's election.



Howard fear for Diggers in Timor

Sun, 02 Nov 2008 13:00:00 GMT

JOHN Howard braced himself for the possibility of up to 30 Australian soldiers being killed when deciding to send troops to East Timor.



Situation normal, all fouled up

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

ON the evening of September 11 this year, a small circle of American diplomats and soldiers stood around the main flag pole at the US embassy in Kabul performing a quiet ceremony in memory of the attack seven years earlier that brought the Americans here to Afghanistan.


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Photograph 'not of Light Horse charge'

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

AFTER 90 years, the Australian War Memorial has laid to rest one of the most seductive myths surrounding the Light Horse's famous charge at Beersheba in 1917.



Rudd rejects Keating view on Gallipoli

Fri, 31 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

KEVIN Rudd, who has walked the Kokoda Track but not visited Anzac Cove, has rejected Paul Keating's claim that the Gallipoli campaign was not part of the creation of the national identity.



Minister wants ADF ready for operations

Wed, 29 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

JOEL Fitzgibbon wants the Defence Department to focus on providing equipment considered vital for current military operations.


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Navy orders its sailors to plug leaks

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

THE Chief of Navy has written to sailors warning them that unauthorised leaks to the media are a betrayal of the "value set" of the Royal Australian Navy.



New vehicles to shield soldiers from bombs

Tue, 28 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

AUSTRALIA will join the US in developing a new generation of protected light army vehicles, which will provide troops with far better protection against the ever-growing threat posed by roadside bombs.



ADF's Afghan victims top Iraq

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 13:00:00 GMT

MORE innocent civilians have been accidentally killed or injured by Australian troops in Afghanistan than occurred during the entire Iraq conflict.



Eight die in helicopter crash

Fri, 24 Oct 2008 01:00:00 GMT

ALL eight people on board died when an Italian military helicopter crashed and burst into flames in a field today in eastern France.



Win for parents of bullied soldiers

Thu, 23 Oct 2008 14:00:00 GMT

THE mother of a young soldier found hanged at the Holsworthy barracks alleges her son was bullied by soldiers because of his ethnicity.