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In his role overseeing Operation Sovereign Borders, Campbell was known for his tight lips in face of questions, often ruling them out as “on water” matters. Mick Tsikas/AAP

Angus Campbell to head Australian Defence Force

Campbell replaces the present chief, Air Chief Marshal Mark Binskin, 58, who will retire from the ADF.
A soldier kisses his son following a tour of Helmand Province, Afghanistan in 2010. Ben Birchall/PA Archive/PA Images

Military partners need empathy – not pity

The families of armed forces personnel feel alienated in civilian company and need more understanding from the general public.
What do you mean you can’t stick your hands up? DVA security operative at Poland’s private European Security Academy. JANEK SKARZYNSKI / AFP

In Central Europe, militarised societies are on the march

Politicians are promising to advance their countries' international positions through nationalist militarisation and celebration of virile men.
The Canadian Armed Forces wants to attract more women to join its ranks. (THE CANADIAN PRESS/Dene Moore)

The battle to get more women into the military

The Canadian Armed Forces has called for women to make up 25 per cent of its ranks by 2026. Attracting and retaining female recruits will require better gender awareness in the military at all levels.
A rainbow wreath laid by defence forces at a contemporary Anzac Day service. Daniel Spellman/Defence Gay and Lesbian Information Service

Witch-hunts and surveillance: the hidden lives of queer people in the military

Until 1992, being a gay or lesbian soldier was illegal in Australia. New research is unearthing the heartbreaking stories of people who devoted their lives to the military but were discharged when their sexuality was exposed.
The tweet is mightier than the sword. Shutterstock

Army joins the social media war with psy-ops brigade

The British Army is bringing in a new brigade, specialising in psychological warfare, and particularly the use of social media. Whereas the infantry, cavalry, artillery and engineers have been staple units…

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