RAAF warplanes fly over Syria in Australia’s first airstrikes in that country in September 2015.
The wars in Syria and Iraq are products of secretive decision-making by the executive. Their disastrous consequences are evidence of the need for war powers reform.
A couple watch film footage of the Vietnam war on a television in their living room.
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After footage from America's first 'living room war' shocked the public, the government would clamp down on media coverage of future military conflicts.
Demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, at a naval base in California.
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For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
President Donald Trump after speaking at Mar-a-Lago in Palm Beach, Florida.
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Are Trump’s missile strikes against Syria constitutional? An expert on Congress and foreign policy provides a brief history of how the separation of war powers has blurred over time.
Rapid response teams cross farmland in the battle to regain Mosul.
Even when ISIS is defeated, unless different groups can repair their relationship, violent extremism will remain, and peace in Iraq will stay elusive.
As the Trump era begins, Australian are having an overdue debate about the need for greater self-reliance at a time when American power may be receding.
The Libyan rebel leader Abdel Hakim Belhaj who has won the right to sue former British foreign secretary Jack Straw.
Three key rulings by the UK Supreme Court and their legal implications.
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Brexit and Trump aren't to blame. The rise of 'post-truth' is rooted in the middle-classes, not the masses.
The world reacts to President-Elect Donald Trump.
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America appears as divided over key aspects of foreign policy as it is at home. So how does President-elect Trump hope to handle that divide, and what will be the major issues facing him?
Iraqi police forces on patrol in Hammam Al-Alil town, south of Mosul.
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Guerrilla tactics are hampering the advance into Iraq's northern capital.
Anthony Eden at the BBC before delivering a message to the nation.
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British prime minister Anthony Eden justified attacking Egypt as necessary to restrain the country's 'dangerous' leader. We still hear similar things before every Western intervention.
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There are striking parallels between Eden's handling of Suez and Blair's march into the Iraq War.
UK Ministry of Defence
British armed forces have to adapt to a changing threat. Small, highly-trained units will be a key part of that.
Mission accomplished: putting a positive spin on Iraq.
Journalists call it the 'dark arts', and public relations is more powerful than ever.
We need better estimates of PTSD to find the best policies to treat it.
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We need to know how many people have PTSD to figure out what policies can reduce the burden.
Donald Trump in Virginia on Monday, where he spoke to a veterans’ group.
The research is strong that the atrocities of war cause mental health issues. A clinical psychologist walks us through the research and tells of her personal experience treating those with PTSD.
British soldiers on the outskirts of Basra in 2007.
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The UK government plans to suspend parts of the European Convention on Human Rights in future conflicts.
The dust has yet to settle.
Scarred by disastrous wars and thousands of deaths caused by terrorism, the world is still reeling from the events of September 2001.
A blueprint for ISIS – and for a video game? Camp Bucca, Iraq.
Does including torture or other human rights violations in video games trivialize the actions? Or might it force us to think more critically about them?
Get stuck in.
As the world picks over the Iraq Inquiry's final report, three fascinating character portraits have emerged.