Defence
Chilcot Report shows Blair and Howard were simply Bush's lapdogs

Hot on the heels of Brexit comes the Chilcot report on the serious moral failures ...  
Chilcot: Howard's continued lies about Iraq remind us of his deep dishonesty and poor judgement

John Howard's continued lies about the reasons for invading Iraq in the face of ...  
Russia bashing: Hartcher and the SMH rewrite history yet again

James O'Neill warns that without independent media, we could easily sleep walk into ...  
Australia's submarines: More magical thinking

The submarine decision demonstrates our thinking is still mired in a passing ...  
Anzac Day and the war to end all wars

Let's make Anzac Day about trying to end war rather than about glorifying it ...  
Why does Australia even need new submarines?

Why are we we building a new fleet of incredibly costly military submarines that ...  
As tensions rise in the South China Sea, could this be the solution?

The Chinese military raise the stakes in the South China Sea by sending fighter ...  
The 2016 Defence White Paper: A missed opportunity

The 2016 Defence White Paper harks back to a bygone era of Cold War tactics and ...  
More ill-informed Russia bashing by Hartcher in the SMH

Russia bashing has become a favourite mainstream media sport, bolstered by Russia's ...  
Minister defends Abbott's wasteful war museum boondoggle

After copping criticism about the $100 million war museum in France (including from ...  
Commercialisation and the casualness of going to war

John Menadue calls for an end to the commercialisation of Gallipoli and Anzac, to ...  
Is there a legal basis for bombing Syria? Crowdfund an FOI and find out!

Does Turnbull's push for a "political" settlement signal that issues facing Syria ...  
Sending F18s to Syrian battlezone a dumb idea

After pressuring Obama to 'invite' Australia to join U.S. air strikes in Syria in ...  
Bombing Syria smells like a khaki election, Mr Abbott

It is clear that if Abbott commits to military engagement in Syria, he will be ...  
The horror of Hiroshima and the bomb: 70 years on

On Thursday, it will be 70 years since America dropped its first nuclear bomb on ...  
Massive Pine Gap expansion: Snowden leak

The Abbott Government has repeatedly refused to comment on specific disclosures on ...  
The Allies at Gallipoli: Defeat in 1915, Disgrace in 2015

On 24 April 1915, Turkey arrested and murdered hundreds of Armenians as part of a ...  
The new Pig Iron Bob: Submarine Tony

By sending our submarine building industry to Japan, Tony Abbott is following in a ...  
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