David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe The 'just war' is defined by meeting six basic principles about justice, legality and proportionality. Does the war against the Islamic State qualify?
David Wroe What are the primary issues facing Australia as it begins air strikes against Islamic State in Iraq?
David Wroe, Lisa Cox Tony Abbott has given the go-ahead for RAAF fighters to begin air strikes against the feared Islamic State in Iraq, marking the start of Australia's military involvement in a campaign likely to last...
David Wroe Iraq's ambassador says that an invitation from Baghdad for Australia to begin air strikes against the Islamic State group may still be a week away, in part because of a major Muslim holiday looming.
David Wroe As one military figure put it recently, "blind Freddy" could see that the Abbott government was ready and willing to contribute to military action against the Islamic State.
Mark Kenny and David Wroe Tony Abbott has given the green light to the first aerial missions over Iraq, in an "assistance" capacity initially, in a move seen as a precursor to the authorisation of full combat sorties by...
David Wroe Australia's new federal police chief says low-tech terrorism, which can be incited from around the world, makes the Islamic State era a new kind of threat that will take years to stamp out.
David Wroe RAAF planes will on Wednesday start flying missions over Iraq to support coalition aircraft in a deepening of Australia's military involvement in the campaign against the Islamic State terror group.
Embassy refuses to deny claims Chinese government issued 'veiled threats' to the ABC over Foreign Correspondent episode
David Wroe and Kate McClymont The Chinese Embassy has declined the chance to reject claims the Chinese government threatened the ABC over a Foreign Correspondent episode set to air on Tuesday night.
David Wroe Numan Haider appears to have had links with Australian extremists through the complex and tight-knit networks that flow right through to Islamic State in the Middle East.
David Wroe, Tom Allard and Heath Aston Australia's most senior soldier, Chief of Army Lieutenant General David Morrison, has warned the fight against the Islamic State may be part of one "long war" that lasts for decades into the future.
David Wroe and Heath Aston Islamic State has urged its supporters to go out and kill civilians of the West, including Australians, as Prime Minister Tony Abbott warned the nation will have to sacrifice freedoms for security...
David Wroe Followers of the Islamic State terror group are being urged to attack by any means possible civilians of the West, including Australia, in a chilling exhortation posted online purportedly by the...
Cameron Atfield, David Wroe, Gareth Hutchens Russian President Vladimir Putin looks destined to be on his way to Brisbane in November after a push to have him banned from the G20 summit was seemingly put to bed in Cairns on Saturday.
David Wroe Foreign Minister Julie Bishop says enough evidence has been gathered at the MH17 crash site in Ukraine for a criminal investigation to go ahead.
Julieanne Strachan, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Abbott government has said it is prepared to extend police powers even further if law enforcement agencies say they are needed.
Gareth Hutchens, David Wroe Treasurer Joe Hockey says he expects Russia to attend the G20 Leaders’ Summit in Brisbane in November despite concerns over its actions in Ukraine
Terror raids: Recruiter Mohammad Baryalei behind Islamic State plot to murder Australians, police say
David Wroe, Nick Ralston Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking Australia's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings...
David Wroe and Nick Ralston Top terrorist recruiter Mohammad Baryalei is behind an Islamic State plot to murder Australians on video, police say, sparking the nation's biggest ever counter-terrorism raids and prompting warnings...
David Wroe Foreign Minister Julie Bishop has made a strong pitch for Arab countries providing any ground forces that might be needed to beat back the brutal Islamic State group in Iraq.