President Vladimir Putin says Russia will respond in kind if NATO moves troops and infrastructure into Finland and Sweden after they become members.
Outgoing WA Governor Kim Beazley says he will in future again advocate for Australia to become a republic but believes it’ll be difficult for a referendum to succeed while Queen Elizabeth II is on the throne.
US forces are being ramped up in Europe to boost NATO following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
President Joe Biden says the US military presence in Europe is about to get bigger following Russia's invasion of Ukraine.
Andrea Shalal and Inti Landauro
Kurds fear they may pay the price to placate Turkey and secure Sweden's place in NATO.
Acting Prime Minister Richard Marles has extended the terms of the nation’s most senior military leaders by two years to deal with the ‘challenges’ and ‘complex situations’ facing Australia.
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg says the defence bloc will increase the number of its forces at high readiness massively to over 300,000.
Okinawa is marking the 77th anniversary of the end of one of harshest World War II battles fought on the southern islands.
Finland's armed forces chief says his country has prepared for decades for a Russian attack and would put up stiff resistance should one occur.
Australia’s top intelligence official will investigate national security threats arising as a result of climate change, as the new Government attempts to improve the country’s reputation on climate action.
Former minister Andrew Gee says at first he wasn't told the veterans department had a shortfall in staff required to process a backlog of compensation claims.
Australian soldiers believe deployments in local disaster zones are "not aligned" with their "war-fighting functionality", the veterans inquiry has been told.
Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz says his country is building a US-backed regional air defence alliance that has already foiled attempted Iranian attacks.
Dan Williams and Aziz El Yaakoubi
More than 100 Australian troops have touched down in Papua New Guinea to help with the Pacific nation's national election in July.
The federal government will pay French company Naval Group around $830 million to settle a scrapped deal to build defence submarines in South Australia.
Veterans have hit out at Anthony Albanese’s decision to move the Veterans’ Affairs portfolio from Cabinet, calling it a ‘downgrade’ and ‘deeply concerning’.
Australia's best airforce aviators are set to soar in the skies above the Northern Territory for a local version of Top Gun, named Exercise Diamond Storm.
The United Kingdom's defence pact with Australia could "go further", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson has told Anthony Albanese.
WA billionaire Gina Rinehart has called on the incoming Labor Government to escalate efforts to bolster Australia’s northern defences, including shifting vital naval services from Fremantle to the Pilbara.
WA’s Defence Industry Minister Paul Papalia has accused Prime Minister Scott Morrison of promising “ghost ships” and failing to provide local shipbuilders with certainty.
After a decade in which foreign policy was increasingly informed by domestic political considerations, national security considerations will increasingly influence domestic policy
Congress has held its UFO first hearing in decades, but Pentagon officials haven't revealed much about unexplained sightings, much less confirmed any aliens.
Mark McGowan has accused Peter Dutton of using the presence of a Chinese intelligence ship to stir up fear to win votes, labelling the Defence Minister himself ‘the biggest threat to Western Australia’.
Finland and Sweden have announced 'historic' plans to apply for NATO membership.
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