Federal Politics

Deborah Snow

Deborah Snow is a senior writer with The Sydney Morning Herald and a former federal political reporter for the Australian Financial Review. She has also served as foreign correspondent for ABC-TV in Moscow and London, and as a reporter on Four Corners.

On board the visiting American warship USS Bonhomme Richard, where the opening ceremony for Talisman Sabre was held.

Beware regional threat from Islamic State, US Admiral warns

Australia's neighbourhood faces a "substantially" increased threat from Islamic State with the current battle against militants in the southern Philippines serving as a sharp wake-up call, head of the US Pacific Command Admiral Harry Harris has warned.