New Zealand Wants to Change Its Flag. These Are the Finalists.

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key is tired of being confused for Australia.


Vladimir Putin’s Good-Cop, Bad-Cop Act

Russia's leader wins President Obama's praise for his role in the Iran nuclear deal. But ongoing disputes from Syria to Ukraine raise doubts about the prospects for truly friendly relations.

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A clear warning from the Australian Army about ‘Fuzzy Writing and Fatalities’

That’s the title of an article in the Australian Army Journal that a reader kindly mentioned to me after our recent discussion of the disastrous U.S. Army paper on optimizing human performance.

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The Pentagon Anthrax Scandal Is Getting Worse by the Day

U.S. Defense Department officials said on Wednesday that a total of 51 laboratories in 17 states, the District of Columbia, and three foreign countries have received potentially dangerous samples of anthrax from a U.S. Army lab in Dugway, Utah.

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An Australian brigadier challenges the U.S. military’s courage — on Vegemite

“Having worked with many U.S. Army (and U.S. Marine Corps) officers and soldiers over the past 15 years, I know for a fact that they are some of the most courageous people on the face of the planet. But when it comes to Vegemite, that courage seems to disappear for some reason.”


Australia to Johnny Depp: Send Your Dogs Home or They’re Dead

The actor is accused of violating biosecurity rules.

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