New legislation would give the ADF more power to respond to future bushfires and other disasters. But questions remain about the scope of this involvement and how ADF personnel would be deployed.
Touré pursued a strategy he called 'the politics of consensus', ostensibly enabling him to work with everyone, transcend partisan divisions and advance the public interest.
In January 2016, Kenyan troops were defeated by Al-Shabaab militants at El Adde in Somalia. This is why it happened.
Outsourcing use-of-force decisions to machines violates human dignity and is incompatible with international law.
The transition to a civilian government won't be smooth.
The New Zealand military has been found in breach of its basic democratic duties.Only a law change will restore trust.
When an atrocity is committed in war — and the army fails to respond — it is due to a moral failure of command. It's time for the army to show the same courage as those veterans who have spoken out.
China didn't feature explicitly in Scott Morrison's speech, but the dramatic growth in its military capabilities was a clear reason for the surge in defence spending.
The relationship between the country's security forces and the civilian population has always been uneasy.
China has embarked on ambitious reforms to modernise the People's Liberation Army to be able to defeat the US in a potential conflict. But many challenges remain.
Military support for coronavirus responses must remain subordinate to public health expertise – and learn from previous epidemics.
While 'good drones' have been valuable in this pandemic, using drones to embed new systems of surveillance could be a dangerous and slippery slope.
The 2020 census will now count some groups differently than it has in the past. That could make a difference in the final count – affecting which states receive funding and congressional seats.
Set in the army during apartheid, the South African film Moffie is a masterpiece. Oliver Hermanus, a black filmmaker, explores how toxic white masculinity breeds racism and homophobia.
The US is taking an untraditional approach in its peace talks with the Taliban. The new deal does not contain many of the elements that are typically key to a successful peace negotiation.
We do a disservice to survivors of major tragedies when we call them "heroes." Instead, we should change our policies and attitudes to help them truly survive the disaster.
The military should take more care when hiring new staff if we are to prevent atrocities in wars.
Indonesia's response to China's 2016 incursion into its exclusive economic zone was short-lived. And again, it's sending mixed signals in the Natuna sea dispute.
Trump's recent comments echo a troubled history of the use of dogs against people of color, as well as pejorative depictions of people of color as animals.
It's time veterans were given the support they need to transition back to civilian life.