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NO ADF OPERATIONS IN
Greg Sheridan’s statement in The Australian newspaper today is
wrong. The ADF
has not been involved in counter terrorism operations in the
In March this year and at the invitation of the
This exercise undertakes civil-military activities and does not involve operations. The Australian officer was observing the US-Philippines exercise planning process and at no time was he involved in operations of any kind.
As announced in October 2005, Defence is working with the
Over several years, the ADF has
undertaken annual counter-hijack training in the
The Australian Government respects the Philippines Constitution which prohibits operations with foreign forces without a treaty level agreement.
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