Best Defense

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.

The Cable

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.

The South Asia Channel

Australia’s New Equation for Pakistan

Do two diplomatic visits and one big investment package from China add up to a new Australian perspective on Pakistan?


What Should We Do With Lone-Wolf Attackers?

What should we do with lone-wolf attackers who are mentally unstable or deranged? Are they terrorists, too?


Sydney Hostage Crisis Spawns #Illridewithyou Twitter Campaign

There is now a predictable cycle that seems to follow every perceived act of Islamist terror: first the attack, then the violent confrontation with police, ...

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