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ANZUS minus NZ, again?

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Tony Abbott’s visit to New Zealand on 26 February was carefully coordinated with John Key’s announcement of a Kiwi military deployment to Iraq. At 143 ‘combat-trainers’ it wasn’t as large…

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Creepy Mission

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So to no-one’s surprise, the Prime Minister says we are now in the ‘next phase’ of the fight against whatever it’s called. ISIS, ISIL, IS, Daesh, you name it, has…

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Media release: No Clear Mission – No SOFA?

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MEDIA RELEASE WEDNESDAY 4 MARCH, 2015 No clear mission - no SOFA? Following Prime Minister Abbott’s announcement of additional troops for Iraq, Australians for War Powers Reform (AWPR) have expressed…

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The importance of monitoring civilian losses

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In late 2002, US journalist Helen Thomas strongly opposed the impending invasion of Iraq. Unlike many of her colleagues, whom she regarded as having a groupthink or “herd mentality”, she…

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