David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe An Australian Customs patrol boat had to rescue about 40 asylum seekers at the weekend after accidentally ripping the bow of the boat away and causing it to start sinking, Fairfax Media has learnt.
Michael Bachelard, Natalie O'Brien and David Wroe Indonesia has declared it will refuse to take back asylum seekers rescued by Australian ships unless there is a threat to their lives, as a standoff between the countries continued off Java on Friday...
David Wroe Military police have been delayed in starting an investigation into possible sexual assaults among navy sailors because the ship involved is helping in the asylum-seeker stand-off with Indonesia.
David Wroe Defence is facing another scandal with military investigators sent to look into an apparent initiation incident on a navy frigate.
David Wroe Defence is facing another embarrassing scandal with military investigators sent to probe an apparent hazing incident on a navy frigate.
David Wroe Vice-Admiral praises sailor who reported alleged bastardisation on HMAS Ballarat.
David Wroe A navy frigate used to intercept and rescue asylum-seeker vessels to Australia's north is at the centre of a military investigation into bizarre hazing rituals carried out on young sailors.
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.
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 Submarines are the stealthy killers in maritime warfare. They are the queens on the chessboard, the strategic game-changers.
David Wroe, Sarah Whyte An explosives exercise on an army training base sparked the massive State Mine fire, a Rural Fire Service investigation has confirmed.
David Wroe Papua New Guinea has cast doubt on the Abbott government's target of transferring asylum seekers to Manus Island within 48 hours.
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.
David Wroe, Daniel Flitton Defence unlikely to choose one of its current top brass to become new border protection tsar.
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 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 Any investigation by Papua New Guinea authorities into alleged rape and torture cases on Manus Island could prove almost impossible because most asylum seekers have already been moved to Australia.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe The record number of boats coming to Australia shows no signs of easing, with more than 1000 asylum seekers arriving since Prime Minister Kevin Rudd announced his new plan to stop them.