Afghanistan Test to be Ashes warm-up for stars with Perth to host series finale

The match against Test minnows Afghanistan will provide much-needed red-ball practice for Test stars Pat Cummins, Steve Smith and David Warner leading into Australia’s defence of the urn.

Army chief says work in Afghanistan ‘not tarnished’ by misconduct of a few

Lieutenant-General Rick Burr’s Anzac Day message comes as troops who have left the Defence Force tell Veterans Affairs Minister Darren Chester they don’t want to be seen as “broken and […]

Ben Roberts-Smith case: Media can’t amend defence but can call on witnesses

The news outlets being sued by Ben Roberts-Smith have lost their bid to include in a defamation trial evidence of new allegations of serious criminal conduct against the former SAS […]

This Anzac Day, lest we forget the brave Afghans who supported our military venture

When Australia quit the Vietnam War, we abandoned locals who had helped us fight the Viet Cong. Let’s not repeat that abysmal record as we depart from Afghanistan.

Why Afghan-Australians fear troop withdrawals and feel the West is reneging on its promise

Despite advances in Afghanistan, its democratic institutions are weak and the Taliban is, once again, at the door. US and Australian troops are leaving without having secured the stated ambitions […]

Biden’s top diplomat in Afghanistan to sell US troop withdrawal decision

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken made an unannounced visit to sell Afghan leaders and a wary public on President Joe Biden’s decision to withdraw all American troops from the […]

Australia to withdraw all troops from Afghanistan after Biden’s vow to end war

Prime Minister Scott Morrison says all Australian troops in Afghanistan will leave the country by September after US President Joe Biden announced an end to the 20-year war.

‘Very serious criminal conduct’: Ben Roberts-Smith faces allegations of two more crimes

News outlets being sued for defamation by Victoria Cross recipient argue they have evidence of more incidents on top of his alleged involvement in six unlawful killings as an Australian […]

Doubts over witnesses entering Australia for Ben Roberts-Smith defamation trial

Three villagers who allege they saw Ben Roberts-Smith kick an unarmed man off a cliff in Afghanistan are unlikely to be granted entry to Australia to give evidence, a court […]

Soldiers to oppose document release in Ben Roberts-Smith defamation case

Two Australian soldiers expected to be called as witnesses by Victoria Cross recipient Ben Roberts-Smith in a defamation trial against media are set to oppose the proposed release of documents […]

Ben Roberts-Smith pictured cheering soldiers drinking from the prosthetic leg of a man he shot

The Victoria Cross recipient is facing a number of war crimes inquiries, including allegations he executed an unarmed Afghan militant wearing the plastic leg in an operation in Kakarak, southern […]

Untested war crime allegations let China attack us: Liberal MP Hastie

Liberal MP Andrew Hastie has lashed the Australian Defence Force for releasing allegations special forces soldiers murdered children in Afghanistan, saying it has allowed China to malign Australian troops.

‘Discredited’: Former War Memorial historian calls for Kerry Stokes to stand down

The former chief historian of the Australian War Memorial has called for its chairman, Kerry Stokes, to stand down over his public and private support for soldiers accused of war […]

Who knew, and who was responsible for alleged special forces atrocities in Afghanistan?

In the report by sociologist Samantha Crompvoets that is now four years old, but remarkably prescient, there is the outline of an answer.

Confusing reports turn spotlight onto Sean Conley, Donald Trump’s physician

The President’s physician, who was honoured for saving lives in Afghanistan, remains cautiously optimistic about the health of Donald Trump despite concerning signs.