US president Barack Obama has urged those who have joined Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq to "leave the battlefield while they can".
Australia’s Defence Minister, Senator the Hon David Johnston, has launched a must read new book on the future of Australia’s defence from the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre.
John Blaxland on Channel Ten's The Project discussing ADF involvement in Iraq 15 September 2014
The Prime Minister has flagged greater military involvement in Iraq, encouraging the US to expand its footprint in the conflict.
John Blaxland and Russell Trood on ABC News 24 on 20 August 2014 with Scott Bevan and Kumi Taguchi discussing Australia's measures to enhance the defence of