Latest Australian armed forces News

Australia worried about Turkish offensive, IS resurgence

Oct. 10, 2019 12:40 AM EDT

PERTH, Australia (AP) — Australia is worried Turkey's military incursion in northern Syria could galvanize a resurgence of the Islamic State group, and has refused to endorse the close ally U.S. for pulling back its troops from the area. Turkey launched airstrikes, fired artillery and began a ground...

General who brought East Timor peace returns 20 years later

Sep. 18, 2019 11:29 PM EDT

CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — The Australian army general who led an international peacekeeping mission that ended a bloody rampage following East Timor's vote for independence returned to the national capital Dili on Thursday to mark the 20th anniversary of his arrival. Peter Cosgrove had just been appointed...