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Nazi flags and war crimes? Our armed forces need better leadership

The culture of the defence forces has allowed some nasty aspects of our society to take hold in the junior ranks

  • Bridget Clinch
  • The Guardian

I never expected to wake up to the news that a special forces vehicle had been flying a swastika flag on operations in Afghanistan in 2007 and, I imagine, neither did the Australian public.

Muy 1aWe have entrusted these soldiers to defend us and our way of life, not to become the monsters we have fought in the past.

When I grew up I loved sitting on the laps of my grandparents, listening to their war stories. Granddad was a Royal Marine and said very little – apart…

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