Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro (center) attends a graduation of National Armed Forces.
Miraflores Palace/Handout via REUTERS
The loyalty of Venezuela’s soldiers is getting shaky. History shows from the Arab Spring to Latin American coups, when the military withdraws support for a leader, a fall from power is imminent.
Malcolm Turnbull announced the proposed changes in front of heavily armed special forces soldiers.
The effectiveness of the changes to the ADF's role in counter-terrorism operations will depend heavily on the willingness of state police to accept military advice and assistance.
South Korea’s subtly calibrated risk aversion in the face of outrageous North Korean aggression has kept the two countries from war.
An aggressive posture is one thing – but doing something about it is another, as countries factor in the costs and risks of aggression.
A Civil War re-enactment at Gettysburg, Pa., on the 150th anniversary of the battle in 2013.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
Pickett's Charge was one of the seminal battles of the U.S. Civil War, setting the stage for the ultimate Confederacy defeat. Could it have played out differently?
David Petraeus was interviewed at a Liberal Party dinner in Sydney on Friday.
David Petraeus argued there's more continuity than change in Donald Trump's foreign policy.
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Military families may be the force behind the forces – but deployment can harm them, too.
All in it together.
Andrew Matthews/PA Archive
New research on an addictions project for veterans shows success it is not about recovery in isolation, but about finding a sense of purpose in the community after military service.
A soldier stands guard after a clash with demobilised ex-rebel fighters at the entrance of Bouaké,Côte d'Ivoire, 23 May 2017.
Côte d'Ivoire's government needs to provide different incentives and opportunities to former combatants.
Demonstration of unmanned aerial vehicles, or drones, at a naval base in California.
REUTERS/Patrick T. Fallon
For-profit corporations are deeply embedded in US national security infrastructure – and they're not going anywhere.
Holograms could be used to create complex 3D brain models.
From military mapping to brain imaging, holograms are no longer relegated to your bank card.
Every year, thousands of active military and veterans enroll as undergrads, but only half leave with a degree. What cheap and effective strategies could help our military complete college?
If Maduro is to stay in power, he needs to keep these guys on his side.
(UPDATED) If the military abandons Venezuela's power-grabbing president, it's game over for the Maduro regime.
Mutiny // Pro Co
Contemporary television is replete with gruesome tests of survival, charting our obsession with what modern man has lost.
Trump wants to build more aircraft carriers but doesn’t have a strategy yet for how to use them.
David Josek/AP Photo
Trump's first budget proposal would boost defense spending by US$52 billion, but his desired military buildup is premised on misleading claims and lacks a strategic vision.
Military members from the Gabonese Armed Forces stand in formation in Libreville, on June 13 2016.
US Army-Africa-Tech. Sgt. Brian Kimball/Wikimedia
For Gabonese officers, military interventions like that underway now in the Central African Republic, are also a pathway to politics.
The future soldier may be enhanced.
Armed forces around the world are exploring technological and biological enhancements to their soldiers. But this raises a number of serious ethical concerns, before, during and after conflict.
MQ Predator unmanned aircraft, the kind of drone used for targeted killings by the US army.
US Air force/Wikimedia
Targeted killing – the killing of specific individuals usually performed by drones – is a globally expanding practice.
A discipline neither good nor evil.
Saturday Evening Post/Harris A. Ewing
Maybe you think neuroscience has a peaceable history of benign efforts to improve lives and enhance human capacities. But its origins and development tell a different story – with ethical implications.
The difficulties that soldiers face when returning home from battle are part of an old, old story.
A US Navy guided-missile destroyer sails the Pacific Ocean in November 2009.
A more muscular foreign policy in our region would carry risks, but it might also show Australia and its neighbours that the US has its interests at heart.