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TDE: Inflaming the Situation

By Tom McDermott February 13, 2019


In this Stability Operations-based Tactical Decision Exercise, you are a Company OC in 3 RAR.  You are in a Pacific Nation to supervise the Parliamentary elections.

Suddenly, and with no warning, the situation in your AO turns sour.  Two rival groups threaten revenge on each other, and the market is set on fire.

You have just 5 mins to assess the situation, work out a plan, and react.

So, what do you do?  



Tom McDermott

Tom McDermott is a serving Australian Army Officer and a student of strategy and military ethics. You can follow him on Twitter via the handle @helmandproject.

The views expressed in this article are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Australian Army, the Department of Defence or the Australian Government.

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