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Dr John Blaxland warns against Australia sending troops into Syria

19 November 2015

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Acting Head of Centre, Professor of International Security and Intelligence Studies

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As France launched a second round of air strikes against Islamic State in Syria, one of Australia’s leading defence experts has warned against deploying Aussie troops on the ground.
Dr John Blaxland, a senior fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University, says sending in soldiers would be a waste of money, time and most importantly, lives.


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