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Australian troops waiting for US Army helicopters to return to base in Nui Dat, South Vietnam, August 1967. Image: Michael Coleridge via Wikimedia Commons

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Metaphorically, if society resembles a rug, then certainly ‘we’ are not supposed to peek under it, to check out the weave, to gain some specific insight or understanding into the…

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Why an Iraq War Inquiry is more necessary than ever
RAAF Super Hornet aircrew on return to Australia from the Middle East last January Image from The AustralianImage: US Marine Corps via Wikimedia Commons

Why an Iraq War Inquiry is more necessary than ever

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A flurry of activity was caused by last month’s comments by Greens parliamentarians Adam Bandt and Richard Di Natale over Liberal Senator Jim Molan. The ostensible reason for the attack…

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Defence Department says international law is ‘challenged’
RAAF Super Hornet aircrew on return to Australia from the Middle East last January. Image from The Australian

Defence Department says international law is ‘challenged’

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Today’s (2 March 2018) analysis by Chris Ray in The Australian explains Australia’s withdrawal of RAAF Super Hornets from Syria early this year, but not the continuing presence of the air-to-air refuelling aircraft and…

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The Media, the Iraq War, and Fallujah
Rupert Murdoch and his newly appointed head of Fox News, former Republican adviser Roger Ailes, 1996

The Media, the Iraq War, and Fallujah

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The Australian media continues to fail us badly over its coverage of the Middle East wars, terrorism, and the ongoing disaster of ISIS. That failure began with the invasion of…

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