David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe Australia's Defence Chief has warned the brutal Islamic State group will sooner or later have to be defeated "on the battlefield", as the United States was reportedly preparing to ask Australia for...
David Wroe David Irvine hits back at suggestions that Muslim leaders
David Wroe Australia's top spy has launched an impassioned appeal to the nation's half a million Muslims not to mistake the Abbott government's counterterrorism push as "fighting Islam".
David Wroe The Abbott government faces an uphill battle to win Muslim community support for new counter-terrorism laws and to dispel fears they are fighting Islam, some community leaders and members say.
David Wroe Australia and the US will join forces to appeal for a major international effort through the United Nations to combat the frightening phenomenon of foreign fighters in Iraq and Syria.
David Wroe Prime Minister Tony Abbott says Australia will continue flying humanitarian missions over Mount Sinjar in northern Iraq until safety can be guaranteed for the thousands of Yazidi refugees hiding in...
David Wroe Last weekend, Squadron Leader Cameron Clark was in Sydney playing with his daughter when the decision was made to prepare a humanitarian mission to help stranded Yazidi refugees in Iraq.
David Wroe The first Australian suicide bomber in Iraq killed three people in the heart of Baghdad on Thursday, an extremist group has claimed, raising the involvement of local jihadists in the spiralling...
Lindsay Murdoch, David Wroe Philippine authorities are treating Australian religious extremist Musa Cerantonio as a "high risk and high value" prisoner but he is set to walk free after his imminent deportation to Melbourne.
David Wroe A prominent Australian jihadist who reportedly commanded 300 militiamen and orchestrated clashes in Syria has been arrested in neighbouring Lebanon.
David Wroe The mystery flight MH370 was almost certainly set to autopilot before it began its journey south, authorities said, as the government announced a new underwater search zone for the wreckage.
David Wroe The Australian commando who died of gunshot wounds in Afghanistan on Tuesday night was a veteran of several tours to the war-torn country, it is understood.
Defence names Lance Corporal Todd Chidgey as Australian soldier who died in non-combat incident in Kabul
David Wroe The Australian commando who died of non-combat gunshot wounds in Afghanistan this week has been identified as 29-year-old Lance Corporal Todd John Chidgey, who was on his sixth tour to the war-torn...
Sarah Whyte, David Wroe, Jason Koutsoukis The United Nations has expressed ''profound concern'' over reports that Australia was poised to hand Sri Lankan asylum seekers back to the country's navy on Thursday after only the briefest refugee...
David Wroe Australia's most notorious jihadists fighting in Iraq have issued a macabre threat to Australian soldiers as their ranks received a boost from a prominent Melbourne-born preacher who has joined them...
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.
David Wroe Defence is investigating fresh claims of sexual hazing rituals aboard a Navy warship even as it grapples with how to punish perpetrators in the most recent public hazing episode.
David Wroe Iraq's ambassador has left the door open to asking for Australia's military help in beating back its bloody insurgency but has warned foreign troops could spark local resentment.
David Wroe Before the familiar strains of a bugle echo around the Australian War Memorial at Canberra's chilly dawn service, an expected 35,000 people will assemble to the sound of a pulsing didgeridoo.
David Wroe The cost of building Australia's most powerful warships has blown out by $300 million - a figure likely to rise sharply - amid management problems and poor productivity, an auditor's report has found.