Afghanistan Inquiry

Opinion: Whistleblowers’ claims must be scrutinised

Opinion: Whistleblowers’ claims must be scrutinised

FORMER Army legal officer David McBride was jailed this week for the unlawful removal of highly classified documents and for releasing information contained therein. McBride’s supporters have compared him with the arch-narcissist Julian Assange, describing both as...

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Opinion: Whistleblowers’ claims must be scrutinised

Opinion: Due process needs to be followed for justice

There are none so blind as those who would not see If CDF-for-life Angus Campbell has his way, seven senior special forces, some of whom served operationally under his command, will be stripped of their distinguished service awards. None has been tried or convicted of...

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Opinion: Whistleblowers’ claims must be scrutinised

Opinion: Responsibility for failure rests at the top

The obscene business which is war has many rules. Command responsibility, also now called the Yamashita Principle, is that obligation of all commanders to ensure their troops fight within those rules.  Failure to do so is considered an omission mode of individual...

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