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AUSTRALIAN SPOOKS HUNT DOWN DIGGER’S KILLER

Thursday October 3 2013 – Elite Australian super spies made the breakthrough that led to the capture of a fugitive Taliban “sleeper” wanted for murdering three Diggers in a cold-blooded ambush. Rogue Afghan soldier Sergeant Hekmatullah may face the death … Continue reading

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SAS PROPOSAL UNDER ATTACK – Tuesday July 9 2013

– Moves by the Australian government to use special forces to board merchant vessels carrying asylum seekers could spark international diplomatic incidents, a law of the sea expert said. ANU’s Professor Don Rothwell was responding to opposition immigration spokesman Scott … Continue reading

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ABBOTT MEETS VC BEN – Monday May 6 2013

– The political rumour hounds were set loose yesterday when Victoria Cross winner SAS Colonel Ben Roberts-Smith met Opposition Leader Tony Abbott behind closed doors. Perth-based Col. Roberts-Smith, in Geelong for a function, requested the secret hour-long meeting. Mr Abbott … 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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SPYING ROW WITH JAKARTA MAY WEAKEN AUSTRALIA’S DEFENCE

– Counter-terrorism and border security sources say the standoff over spying could have a serious impact on operations if the row isn’t resolved and Indonesia stands firm on its threat to downgrade cooperation. While there remains some doubt about the … Continue reading

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MATES REACH FOR THE SKY – Monday November 26 2012

– Most retired Special Air Service soldiers work in the security industry, but Danny Hogan and Wayne Jones have broken the mould thanks to fallen comrade Blaine Diddams. Both men served alongside Sergeant Diddims before he was killed in action … Continue reading

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SOLDIER TELLS WIFE HE DREW ENEMY FIRE – Friday November 2 2012

– Just over a fortnight ago, Corporal Daniel Keighran had to fess up to his wife Kathryn about a secret he’d been keeping for more than two years. The intensely private soldier, honoured yesterday as Australia’s 99th Victoria Cross recipient … Continue reading

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AFGHAN PULLOUT POSES A CHALLENGE – Thursday November 1 2012

– Australia is ramping up preparations for withdrawal from Afghanistan after a decade of costly war, with almost $3 billion in equipment to be flown and shipped back to Australia over the next year. The massive operation to bring an … Continue reading

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SPECIAL FORCES SOLDIER KILLED BY BOMB – Tuesday October 23 2012

– An Australian special forces soldier has been killed by an improvised explosive device while searching a compound in southern Afghanistan, bringing the number of Australian commandos and Special Air Service troopers killed in the 11-year war to 17. The … Continue reading

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