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Australian soldiers serving in Iraq as part of Operation Catalyst have become accustomed to bad news and unwanted publicity. The mysterious death of sniper Private Jake Kovco in his room in a Baghdad barracks in April—and a bungle over the repatriation of his body—was a private tragedy that escalated into a public-relations disaster for the Australian Defence Force and the Howard government. Now the ADF's image is under assault again. Last month, a man claiming to have served eight years in the Australian Army published on Youtube.com pictures and videos that appear to feature serious wrongdoing by Diggers during...

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