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Body cam bloopers

A solution to ensure combat behaviour?

24 June 2023

9:00 AM

24 June 2023

9:00 AM

Body cameras for Australian military are the latest idea in the ongoing campaign to make our troops ‘behave properly’ in operations. Here are some thoughts on the proposal.

1) I served in a war zone where we got mortared and rocketed and so on without warning at any time.

On occasion this was at night while you were trying to get a sleep, and suddenly it was on.

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Dr Tom Lewis OAM is a former intelligence analyst who led a US team in Baghdad in the Iraq War. A military historian, his latest book is Bombers North, (Avonmore) cataloguing Allied operations out of northern Australia in World War II.

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