As Australian diplomats enjoyed their New York back-slapping orgy last Friday, a bunch of men vital to their United Nations Security Council victory that day entered a paved paddock outside Wagga Wagga.
They were the 50 members of 33 Platoon, Delta Company, who had just completed 12 weeks of training at Kapooka Army base. They were recruits about to become soldiers.
The diplomats congratulated themselves for a sophisticated five year, $24 million+ campaign to win Australia a two-year stint at the UN’s top table.
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