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.
David Wroe, Michael Gordon The bulk of the dramatic fall in asylum-seeker boat arrivals happened under Labor's last-ditch Papua New Guinea deal announced before the election campaign, a Fairfax Media analysis shows.
David Wroe and Deborah Snow Defence brass were concerned the military could appear politicised through Lieutenant-General Angus Campbell's appearances at the heated weekly border protection briefings held by the government, it...
Emma Partridge, David Wroe Criminal charges have been recommended against three army members at the centre of the ''Jedi Council'' internet sex ring, Fairfax Media understands.
Emma Partridge, David Wroe Criminal charges have been recommended against three army members at the centre of the “Jedi Council” internet sex ring, Fairfax Media understands.
David Wroe The army has sacked six soldiers at the centre of the notorious "Jedi Council", whose members swapped grossly demeaning emails and videos about women they had slept with.
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 Indonesian hackers are vowing a fresh wave of cyber attacks against Australia in retaliation for the spying affair, this time targetting government websites including intelligence agency ASIO.
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 Vice-Admiral praises sailor who reported alleged bastardisation on HMAS Ballarat.
David Wroe When Diggers sign up, they swear to "serve Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second, Her Heirs and Successors".
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 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 An ''insider attack'' in which an Australian was forced to shoot dead an Afghan soldier who had opened fire on coalition troops happened after an argument between international and Afghan forces,...
David Wroe The Coalition has vowed that asylum seekers who take up people-smugglers' offers to sneak them into Australia in shipping containers will be sent straight to offshore processing.
David Wroe Military demolition specialists who sparked Blue Mountains fire suspected of using too much explosive.
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 Submarines are the stealthy killers in maritime warfare. They are the queens on the chessboard, the strategic game-changers.