British chief of defence staff did cross the line when discussing the nuclear option.
It’s not looking good.
Assembled at the cost of billions of dollars, Iraq's army has never amounted to much – and it's not the first foreign-built military to fail so spectacularly.
George Osborne and Jim O'Neil, Commercial Secretary to the Treasury and a former Goldman Sachs investment chief, enjoy a contract signing in Beijing earlier this year.
An often ignored political role devised in 1571 tells you all you need to know about who will benefit as new power plants are built.
Background briefing. How China has been given access to UK energy.
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The Chancellor has to face some hard scrutiny of a deal which would look like a communist coup under a Labour PM.
SA Defence Force conscripts return to their base at Ruacana, northern Namibia, in 1988.
The impact that the system of conscription had on the roughly 600,000 white men who became both pawns and agents of the apartheid state has seldom been publicly acknowledged.
Donald Trump speaking at the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland.
The single most consistent attribute of American voters is their dislike and distrust of politicians. Trump is playing on this sentiment.
From the UK, to Canada, Australia and the states – our opinions about the military are usually wrong.
Anyone teaching encryption without first getting clearance from the government could soon be wearing these.
The government's Defence Trade Controls Act effectively makes teaching encryption a criminal act and considers even a simple calculator as a potential weapon.
Australian Navy, Army and Air Force personnel marched in record numbers at the 2015 Mardi Gras, led by senior Defence officers – a stark contrast to the way gay veterans were treated in the past.
Department of Defence
On Anzac Day 1982, five gay veterans tried to lay a wreath at Melbourne’s Shrine of Remembrance, but were turned away by the Shrine Guard and the state RSL president. This year, that won't happen.
The recent concentration on Victoria Cross heroes as major ‘carriers’ of the Anzac legend has skewed Australian military history.
Australians now seem so fascinated by the Victoria Cross that such attention has begun to get in the way of a balanced perspective on its place in military history.
It’s possible to believe a little too much in Britain.
Overseas aid plays a huge role in defence, which makes cutting it a dangerous mistake.
Anzac soldiers line up for water parade, Gallipoli 1915.
The appalling conditions at Gallipoli indicate the wholly inadequate planning and response of the British and Allied military authorities to basic human needs.
Had hundreds of thousands of young Turkish men not joined the army and headed to Gallipoli, it’s without doubt modern Turkey would not have been formed.
What is rare in Australia is an adequate explanation and understanding of the Turkish perspective of the Gallipoli campaign.
For nurses going on active service, to have the close friendship of at least one other woman was of primary importance.
State Library of South Australia
The diaries of army nurses during the First World War are unsurpassed sources for discovering the nature of friendship during war.
The Nigerian army patrols in Chibok, Borno State. There are reports South African mercenaries have joined them.
South Africans have a reputation for being among the best mercenaries in the world. It's no wonder Nigeria is turning to them.
The US’s refusal to track civilian casualties in the conflict against Islamic State represents a radical departure from established military protocol.
Lieutenant-General James L. Terry, commander of US forces in Iraq and Syria, recently admitted he had no idea how many civilians have died as a result of coalition airstrikes in the region. In a briefing…
A military covenant sounds noble, but it opens up many pitfalls in the relationship between the Australian Defence Force and public.
The ANZAC centenary will be full of symbols. After all, commemoration is cheaper than defence. ANZAC symbols, in particular, have an uncanny way of dismissing any doubts about defence policy and spending…
CrossFitters can be found flipping tires or hitting them with a sledgehammer, climbing ropes, and tossing medicine balls.
It’s a known fact that exercise is addictive. But CrossFitters – those who take part in CrossFit’s brutal workouts and stringent diet – are infamous for their fanatical devotion to their fitness philosophy…
Soldiers face a tough time adapting after service.
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Accusations are being made that the UK government is failing to meet the very standards it set for itself when it comes to veterans. Medical experts say former military personnel are not being given the…
Ajax fighting off the Trojans.
Antiquariat Dr. Haack Leipzig
The current understanding of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is like an academic echo of the famous song Universal Soldier. The song imagines the warrior as timeless, unchanging, universal. According…