David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe and Ruth Pollard A government inquiry has reignited concern over the Prisoner X affair.
David Wroe IF CARBON could be removed from the atmosphere as efficiently as it has been scrubbed from the latest government carbon tax advertisements, our problems would be solved.
David Wroe, Philip Wen China's sharp military rise underscores the need for Australia to bolster its own defence spending and in particular improve its spying capabilities, an adviser to the government's next defence...
David Wroe Australia's military is facing greater challenges to keep ahead of expanding powers in the neighbourhood as it tries to protect trade routes vital to the lifeblood of the economy, Chief of the...
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe, Ben Butler The new operators of Manus Island detention centre will continue to use local security staff even though they are implicated in last week's deadly clashes with asylum-seekers.
David Wroe Newcastle shipbuilder Forgacs has warned it will have to lay off 900 workers by the middle of next year unless the government sets out a timetable for future naval projects to bridge the so-called...
David Wroe Special forces soldiers such as those from the 2nd Commando Regiment are known to be a tight-knit bunch.
Peter Hannam and David Wroe A sweltering 2013, Australia's hottest year on record, is the product of climate change and the warming trend is set to continue, experts say.
David Wroe, Michael Bachelard The Abbott government is on a collision course with Jakarta over boat turnbacks with Indonesia demanding an immediate halt to Canberra's tough border protection policies after navy and Customs ships...
David Wroe Angus Campbell, the government's pick to head up border protection, is tall and thin, with angular features and a mild speaking voice.
David Wroe The public might never be told whether the Coalition is meeting a key election promise in having the navy turn back asylum seeker boats, Immigration Minister Scott Morrison has said.
Christopher Knaus, David Wroe An Army cadet who secretly streamed images of himself having sex with a female recruit to his friends in the notorious Skype affair has been linked to another, recent case of bastardisation.
David Wroe The Afghan ambassador to Australia has warned that the Taliban would be strengthened by mooted cuts to future foreign aid to his country as coalition forces begin to pull out after 12 years of war.
David Wroe Male Defence Force recruits performed sexual acts on each other as an initiation ritual in a Canberra nightclub in the latest military scandal that has led to seven suspensions.
David Wroe Australia's top spy flags shift in focus for national security agency, with more resources for high-tech espionage after a decade of concentrating on terrorism.
David Wroe The historic naval base at Garden Island is being considered for closure by the government in a move that is likely to anger top brass inside the Department of Defence.
David Wroe A $900 million satellite paid for by Canberra was launched into orbit from the US on Wednesday night, cementing Australia's place in a powerful new military communications network.
David Wroe The navy is poised to break new ground with its first woman clearance diver in training and could have a female service chief by the end of the decade.
David Wroe A senior military policeman tried to cover up the apparent beating of an Afghan man arrested by coalition soldiers by falsifying entries in a log book, a military court heard on Tuesday.
David Wroe A senior military policeman tried to cover up the apparent beating of an Afghan man arrested by coalition soldiers by falsifying entries in a logbook, a military court heard yesterday.