Australia, America's "Deputy Sheriff," Punches Above Its Weight And Criticizes Canada For Not Doing The Same

Martin Regg Cohn
Published: Wednesday, 08/17/2005 12:00 am EDT

HONIARA, Solomon Islands -- Federal agent Simone Kleehammer dons a helmet and flak jacket before linking up with an army escort for her nightly police patrols. This is where her police colleagues were shot late last year -- one killed, one injured -- after local gunmen targeted Australian police on this anarchic South Pacific island nation 3,000 kilometres northeast of Sydney.

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