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Working On The Afghan Build-up

  • February 21st, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

fitzgibbon-joel-google-abc3.jpgThis week’s meeting of NATO Defence Ministers at Krakow in Poland produced some limited extra support for the coming American troop build-up in Afghanistan.

The Australian forces will receive additional helicopter backing they have been wanting, from the United States … as pressure from the Taliban keeps mounting. … Read More »

Australia In NATO Talks On Afghan Expansion

  • February 16th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

fitzgibbon-joel-google-abc.jpgThe Australian Defence Minister, Joel Fitzgibbon, has departed for Poland (15.1.09), to see partners in the military mission to Afghanistan. … Read More »

Mark Donaldson VC

  • February 9th, 2009
  • Posted by EUEditor

vc-family.jpgTrooper Mark Donaldson, 29, became the 96th Australian to receive the Victoria Cross (16.1.09) at a ceremony in Canberra. … Read More »

US And “Old Europe” Best Friends Again?

  • February 9th, 2009
  • Posted by 7thmin

nato-biden.jpgThe United States has signalled its intention to re-engage with allies, as a group, under the new Obama Presidency – spelt out at this month’s Security Conference in Munich. … Read More »