Investigating senior officers, and where appropriate, taking action against them, is an important part of restoring the reputation of the Australian military abroad.
University of Canberra Professorial Fellow Michelle Grattan and University of Canberra Assistant Professor Caroline Fisher discuss the week in politics.
Scott Morrison has always put the military on an extremely high pedestal. When some of those on that pedestal are found to have done appalling things, the shock is doubly great.
Now is the time to reflect carefully on what we ask of, and how we best support, those soldiers who serve in our name.
There is 'credible information' Australian soldiers were involved in war crimes. But investigating and prosecuting these will be incredibly difficult.
Defence expert Allan Behm on the background to the Brereton report.
Michelle Grattan discusses the background to the Brereton inquiry, to be delivered tomorrow, with the Australia Institute's Allan Behm.
This might appear a radical suggestion, but military units have been moved, shuffled, re-branded, disbanded and reactivated frequently throughout Australia’s history.
An imminent report on Australian Special Forces' behaviour in Afghanistan is expected to delivery damning findings.
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.