Dougal Robertson

Dougal Robertson is an officer in the Royal Australian Air Force who is posted the Headquarters Joint Operations Command. He has instructed at the Defence Force School of Intelligence and is a graduate of the 2013 RAAF Fighter Intelligence Instructor (FII) Course.


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.


Command Post

The Failure of ‘Course of Action’ Analysis in Joint War-fighting

This article contends that predicting adversary behaviour through course of action analysis creates a false perception of certainty for a commander. A more effective approach is to use 'expectations analysis' - combining adversary capabilities and intentions and examining how the operating environment directly affects these variables.

By Dougal Robertson