David Wroe is national security correspondent for The Age and the Sydney Morning Herald in Canberra.
David Wroe Australia's new Defence Minister David Johnston says he wants the military to be battle-ready for future conflicts in the unstable Middle East and south Asia, even including the possibility of fresh...
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 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 Australia's elite special forces will not carry out raids against the Taliban next year.
David Wroe Australian soldiers exposed repeatedly to combat and trauma in Afghanistan or Iraq face a 15-fold increase in risk of mental health problems such as post-traumatic stress disorder, a major study has...
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.
Bianca Hall, David Wroe, Igor O'Neill The political arms race on border protection appears to be having an effect, with signs boat arrivals are tapering off amid claims by the government that asylum seekers are turning against people...
Bianca Hall, David Wroe Papua New Guinea and the Rudd government are at odds over what new infrastructure Australia will pay for as overseas aid under the controversial asylum-seeker deal.
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.
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.
David Wroe Victims of sexual and other abuse in the military can for the first time go outside the chain of command to lodge complaints with an independent office.
David Wroe Dealing with asylum seekers' deaths at sea is taking an emotional toll on navy members, Australia's border protection commander has said.
David Wroe The Coalition has vowed Indonesia will never have a ''right of veto'' over Australia's asylum-seeker policies as it digs in on its pledge to turn back boats even against Jakarta's wishes.
David Wroe The self-styled ''Jedi Council'' of army members who allegedly formed an internet sex ring used labels such as ''married mole number five'' and ''virgin mole'' for their female victims, it was...
David Wroe Members of the so-called Jedi council at the centre of the army's abuse scandal have been accused of disseminating a woman's address so others could 'get some action'.
Michael Gordon, David Wroe, Judith Ireland The Rudd government will begin processing the refugee claims of more than 22,000 asylum seekers who arrived by boat since the resumption of offshore processing last year.
David Wroe The country's military bases are at risk of becoming dilapidated because of a long-term failure by federal governments to spend enough on their upkeep, a parliamentary budget review finds.
Mark Kenny and David Wroe What does the second coming of Kevin Rudd mean for Tony Abbott and the Coalition?
David Wroe, Daniel Hurst The Australian special forces soldier killed in Afghanistan on Saturday has been named as Corporal Cameron Stewart Baird.