LWD 1: The Fundamentals of Land PowerBy Army Knowledge Centre August 24, 2016
LWD 1 is Army's capstone doctrine. It can be found on ForceNet by clicking the following link. You can set up a ForceNet account if you don't already have one, its quick and easy.
The 2017 edition of Land Warfare Doctrine 1, The Fundamentals of Land Power provides the Australian Army with the philosophical guidance for succeeding in our mission and thriving in the chaos of the 21st century. It draws on the feats of our predecessors, but it is also unambiguously forward-looking.
This publication represents the Australian Army’s strategic thinking about land power. It provides relevant doctrine for the conduct of land operations in partnership with the Navy and Air Force, other government agencies, friends and allies. The Army’s land forces must have a strategic and expeditionary mindset. They need to be strategically relevant, tactically agile, protected, networked, trained and educated to manoeuvre in the contemporary (and future) environment.
Above all else, the Army must possess the superior leadership and adaptation skills that are best guarantors of success in war.
Contact: janine.franks [at] defence.gov.au (Capstone Doctrine)
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