David Wroe

David Wroe

David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.

Iraqi army needs Australian guidance to beat Islamic State

David Wroe With air strikes set to bottle the Islamic State's fighters up in towns and cities, the question turns to the Iraqi army and whether it is capable of beating the militants on the ground, even with...

Defence abuse taskforce refers 22 cases to NSW police

David Wroe The taskforce dealing with sexual and other abuse in the military has referred 22 cases to NSW police possibly involving claims such as rape, assault and death threats.

Navy security review after heist

Navy

David Wroe, Judith Ireland The navy has begun a review of security across its fleet after an intruder broke into a Darwin naval base, overpowered a guard and stole weapons.

Doctors take knife to defence plan

Daniel Flitton, David Wroe A BACKLASH by doctors has forced the military to extend the handover time for the $1.3 billion privatisation of medical treatment for Australian troops.