Tag Archives: ADF

SPECIAL FORCES ALLEGEDLY CUT OFF DEAD INSURGENT’S HANDS

Saturday August 31 2013 – Australian elite special forces soldiers are being investigated over claims they cut the hands off at least one Afghan insurgent’s body to identify him by his fingerprints. A “potential misconduct” investigation against members of the … Continue reading

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DEFENCE ANNOUNCES END TO COMBAT DUTIES IN AFGHANISTAN – Tuesday August 13 2013

– Australia’s elite special forces will help train afghan counterparts next year but will not carry out raids against the Taliban – effectively bringing to an end Australian combat duties. Defence announced yesterday that Australia had struck an agreement with … Continue reading

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POST SHEDS LIGHT ON ASIO TERROR TARGETS – Sunday August 11 2013

– Statistics released by Australia Post have revealed Australia’s domestic security agency is concentrating its efforts on a very small number of terrorist and espionage targets. The Australian Security and Intelligence Organisation has been given a 10% budget increase to … Continue reading

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FRESH DEFENCE SCANDAL AS WEEKEND PUB CRAWL PROBED – Saturday June 22 2013

– The Australian Defence Force has been rocked by yet another scandal involving cadets said to have been subjected to initiation rituals and bastardisation on a weekend pub crawl through Canberra. Seven cadets have been suspended and a full investigation … Continue reading

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ARMY’S SEX RING POOLED WOMEN – Saturday June 15 2013

– In a perverse game of show-and-tell, army officers at the centre of an internet sex scandal circulated videos and naked photographs of women to challenge fellow members of the “Jedi Council” to try to bed them too. Emails sent … Continue reading

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ARMY ASSAULT CLAIM – Thursday May 16 2013

– the Australian Defence Force is investigating allegations that a woman was attacked at an army base. Queensland police responded to a disturbance involving army personnel at Townsville’s Lavarack Barracks last Saturday. But they determined the incident was a matter … Continue reading

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VETERANS WARN – HE’S NOT THE VERY MODEL OF A MODERN MAJOR-GENERAL – Sunday May 12 2013

– Neville Donohue looked more like a North Korean general with all the medals dragging on the lapel of his blazer. He was decorated to the point of parody – and that’s what led to a flurry of outraged blogging … Continue reading

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HEROES FORGED IN THE HELL OF BATTLE – Friday May 10 2013

– “It was tense, hot and arduous…kill or be killed.” For sniper team leader Sergeant Garry Robinson – a veteran on his third deployment to Afghanistan – it was the most intense fighting he had experienced. The commandos were surrounded … Continue reading

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PACKING FRENZY AS DIGGERS PREPARE FOR HOME – Monday May 6 2013

– A dusty yard on Kandahar Airfield base in Afghanistan’s south is cluttered with the detritus of a long war: A couple of crates of used military boots awaiting shredding sit by rolls of never-used barrier material, to be sold … Continue reading

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SONS OF GOD – Monday April 8 2013

– The Special Operations Group is Victoria Police’s last line of defence. “They are the last port of call,” Superintendent Ross Guenther said. “If they can’t deal with the situation, we need to call in the firepower of the Army.” … Continue reading

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