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'Service before self': Vietnam War remembered in Canberra

'Service before self': Vietnam War remembered in Canberra

The Vietnam War, which saw more than 60,000 Australians deployed overseas, was remembered in Canberra on Saturday.

  • by Elliot Williams

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Historians call out War Memorial director over Ben Roberts-Smith defence
History

Historians call out War Memorial director over Ben Roberts-Smith defence

Brendan Nelson says he stands by the VC winner and war hero, and that only the 'most egregious' cases of wrongdoing in war should be investigated.

  • by Michael Bachelard
Ben Roberts-Smith is the hero Australian politicians need to believe in
Opinion
Opinion

Ben Roberts-Smith is the hero Australian politicians need to believe in

Successive governments have avoided paying much attention to the details of what has happened in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • by John Blaxland
SAS must abide by laws of armed conflict: former Defence chief
Afghanistan

SAS must abide by laws of armed conflict: former Defence chief

Even for the SAS, there can be no exception to being bound by the rules of armed conflict, former head of the Defence Department Paul Barratt warns.

  • by Deborah Snow & Michael Evans
The 'cats' have their own rules, but alleged wrongdoing by special forces should surprise us
Opinion
Opinion

The 'cats' have their own rules, but alleged wrongdoing by special forces should surprise us

The Special Air Service regiment selects and trains soldiers who know how to kill. But it also sets great store in getting the thinking right. The shot not fired, they often proclaim, is more important than the one that is.

  • by Chris Masters
Decorated veteran Ben Roberts-Smith asks AG to refer leaks to police

Decorated veteran Ben Roberts-Smith asks AG to refer leaks to police

Lawyers for Ben Roberts-Smith want leaks of details of an inquiry into the former soldier to the federal police for criminal investigation.

  • by Michael Evans & Deborah Snow
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Roberts-Smith inquiry findings 'should be made public': legal expert

Roberts-Smith inquiry findings 'should be made public': legal expert

A top military law expert says the allegations about Ben Roberts-Smith's conduct while serving in Afghanistan are "significant" and must be publicly addressed.

  • by Dana McCauley
War hero Ben Roberts-Smith fails to stop publication over allegations
Courts

War hero Ben Roberts-Smith fails to stop publication over allegations

Decorated veteran has failed in a bid to win an injunction against Fairfax Media to prevent publication of detailed allegations concerning the former corporal's behaviour.

  • by Michael Evans & Kate McClymont
Malcolm Turnbull confirms police investigation into Ben Roberts-Smith

Malcolm Turnbull confirms police investigation into Ben Roberts-Smith

The celebrated veteran has issued a statement emphatically rejecting allegations of domestic violence and misconduct during his military service.

  • by Fergus Hunter & Dana McCauley
Beneath the bravery of our most decorated soldier
Investigation
Investigation

Beneath the bravery of our most decorated soldier

New questions hover over Ben Roberts-Smith, VC, Father of the Year, and Australia's most decorated Afghanistan warrior.

  • by Nick McKenzie, David Wroe & Chris Masters
Australian soldier's mountain rescue cost $136,000, hundreds of volunteer hours
Defence

Australian soldier's mountain rescue cost $136,000, hundreds of volunteer hours

Terry Harch was hospitalised last week with mild frostbite after spending three days trapped alone in New Zealand.

  • by Debbie Jamieson