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Biography

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.


Trenchline

The Defence Digital Media Library

A link to more support from the Defence Library Service.

By Tom McDermott

Trenchline

Tactical Tunnel Considerations

This aide memoir, produced by the US Army Asymmetric Warfare Group, provides lessons learned from fighting Islamic State in the tunnels of Mosul.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

Anti-Tank Drones, Crowdfunding and the War in Ukraine

This Radio Free Europe video report examines how Ukraine has turned to crowdfunding to develop military capability.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

What It's Really Like to Fight with the Islamic State

This video, obtained by Vice Nes, reportedly shows head cam footage from Islamic State fighters conducting offensive operations against the Kurdish Peshmerga near Mosul, Iraq.

By Tom McDermott

Unit PME

Evolving an Intellectual Edge: Professional Military Education for the Australian Army

The Professional Military Education Strategy lays out the argument for an intellectual edge, and then directs the ends, ways and means that will be used to achieve it.

By Tom McDermott

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