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The military's top brass in Canberra runs a deliberate policy of censorship based on spurious "operational security" grounds, according to a former commander in Afghanistan.

Colonel Stuart Yeaman, who was the Commanding Officer of Reconstruction Task Force number four in Oruzgan province, said the policy meant that the real story of the achievements of Australian troops in Australia's longest ever war might never be told.

"There is a deliberate policy from the top down to prevent information getting out for operational security reasons," Colonel Yeaman said.

"But mostly there is no operational security issue and therefore no reason why people back at home can't know it."

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