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Recent articles by Andrew:

Acting boss of Defence's coronavirus taskforce to lead SAS in 'cultural shift'

Australian special forces will for the first time be led by an officer who has not been a member of the famed Special Air Services (SAS) Regiment, in what defence insiders consider an important "cultural shift" for elite soldiers. → Read More

Australia backs India over deadly border clashes with China

Australia takes a veiled swipe at China over its long-running and deadly border clashes with India, saying it opposes any attempt to "unilaterally alter the status quo" in the region. → Read More

US official urges Australia to participate in South China Sea freedom of navigation operations

There is renewed pressure on the Federal Government to muscle up to China in the disputed South China Sea ahead of crucial meetings between top US and Australian officials this week. → Read More

China has won control of the South China Sea. Now we wait for Beijing's next move

When the world's two largest superpowers are facing off in this region, the Australian Defence Force is acutely aware that a small miscalculation could have enormous consequences, writes Andrew Greene. → Read More

Morrison Government declares Beijing's South China Sea claims 'illegal' at United Nations

In a letter to the United Nations, Australia's permanent mission rejects the Chinese Communist Party's claim to disputed islands in the crucial trading waters, calling them "inconsistent" with international law. → Read More

Chinese diplomat accused of spying operation in US used to work in Australia

A Chinese diplomat accused of using fake identification documents in the United States was until last year the second-most-senior figure inside China's embassy in Canberra, where he met regularly with Australian politicians. → Read More

Australia joins United States and Japan in naval exercise as concerns grow over China

Five Australian warships are conducting military exercises in the Philippine Sea alongside the American and Japanese navies, amid a backdrop of simmering regional security tensions with China. → Read More

Australia to spend $270bn building larger military to prepare for 'poorer, more dangerous' world

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will commit to spending $270 billion over the next decade on Australia's defence capabilities, while warning Australia needs to prepare for a post-COVID world that is "poorer, more dangerous and more disorderly." → Read More

Spies kept busy by increase in suspicious internet activity during coronavirus lockdown

Australia's spy agency is pushing for powers to questions kids as young as 14 as lockdown measures provide opportunities for extremist groups to target young people online. → Read More

Prime Minister Scott Morrison to warn of hard economic recovery post-coronavirus

Prime Minister Scott Morrison will tell the National Press Club businesses need to be prepared to "get off the medication" of handouts like JobKeeper and also warn the economic recovery could take up to five years. → Read More

Britain's review of Huawei's inclusion in 5G rollout welcomed by Australian security officials

Britain will now review Huawei's participation in the rollout of 5G infrastructure, prompted by fresh US sanctions on the company over security concerns. Australia was the first so-called Five Eyes nation to ban its involvement in the 5G network in 2018. → Read More

Findings from Afghanistan war crimes investigation will cause 'distress' for some elite soldiers, judge warns

With the investigation into alleged war crimes committed by Australian Special Forces in Afghanistan coming to an end a judge involved warns the findings will cause "distress" for some soldiers involved. → Read More

Coronavirus threatens further delays to Australia's Joint Strike Fighters and Future Submarines

A slowdown in production from a US company could delay the delivery of the Australian military's newest Joint Strike Fighter, according to the Defence Department. → Read More

Former special forces soldier to prosecute cases of alleged Australian war crimes in Afghanistan

The ABC can reveal David McClure SC was recently drafted by the Commonwealth Director of Public Prosecutions for the arduous and high-profile role. → Read More

AFP recruits handed sanctions for breaking social-distancing rules at college party

The Australian Federal Police Commissioner confirms 53 recruits who breached social distancing rules at a late-night party have been handed sanctions, but none have lost their jobs over the incident. → Read More

Australian-designed AI attack drone prototype unveiled by Boeing ahead of mass production

An artificial intelligence attack drone designed in Australia is unveiled to the public, with the hope it will eventually join manned attack missions. → Read More

Shipbuilder receives $350 million lifeline to construct six new patrol boats during COVID-19

Defence Minister Linda Reynolds has announced shipbuilder Austal will construct six new Cape Class vessels for the Royal Australian Navy in her home state of Western Australia. → Read More

New War Memorial boss vows $500 million expansion will be money 'spent wisely'

The Australian War Memorial's new director has promised to spend taxpayers' money wisely, as he oversees renovations that are expected to cost at least half a billion dollars. → Read More

Australia sells two warships to the Chilean navy

Chile's Navy is preparing to sail two recently retired Australian warships out of Sydney after purchasing them in a deal believed to be worth more than $100 million. → Read More

Australia sails into South China Sea as military tensions re-emerge

The Australian Navy confirms it sailed into the contested South China Sea with US warships in recent days, as tensions over the waters grow and China moves to set up its youngest city in the region. → Read More