Break in

Tactical and Technical

The Future of UAS Maintenance

Stephen Wardrop thinks that UAS maintenance may become an issue in the future, so he gives us some possible solutions.

Tactical and Technical

Looking around: The future of the Army Reserves

Dustin Gold has been working with the District of Columbia National Guard in the US, and he thinks we can learn a few things about how we employ Army Reservists from them.

Tactical and Technical

Light Cavalry in the RAAC: A marriage between regular and reserve

In this Friday 'long read' Eamon Hale takes a look at what adopting light cavalry in the RAAC may bring to the ADF.

Tactical and Technical

10 Lessons learnt from historical Air Defence Incidents for the Introduction into Service of NASAMS

Just because a platform is new to the ADF, does not mean that it has not been used by other militaries. It is important for us to look to the past so we avoid repeating mistakes in the future.


War

Review of Restrepo

An insightful piece by Jack Randall on his deductions from the movie and how they relate to war throughout the ages.

War

Why We Write

Everyone in the profession of arms has something they can give back. As L. Burton Brender explains in this Small Wars Journal article, all they have to do is sit down and start writing.

War

Chief of Army History Conference 2017 - Dr Elizabeth Greenhalgh

In this video Dr Elizabeth Greenhalgh speaks on ‘The French Army of the Western Front’

War

Chief of Army History Conference 2017 - Dr Spencer Jones

In this video, Dr Spencer Jones talks about ‘The Crucible of War: the adaption and development of the British Army on the Western Front 1915’.


Strategy

Wen bai yupela kam bek gen? – Increasing the ADF’s permanent presence in Papua New Guinea

In this article Phillip Hermes looks at the past efforts of 12 CE Works to articulate the need for the ADF to increase its permanent presence in Papua New Guinea.

Strategy

Link | Canadian Armed Forces: A New Vision for the Reserves | Canadian Military Journal

Over the past few months we have had some good discussion about the future and role of the Army reserve, this article is from the Canadian Armed Forces point of view.

Strategy

Link | Ten questionable assumptions about future war in the Indo-Pacific | AJDSS

Are all the assumptions about future war in the Indo-Pacific even close to the mark?

Strategy

Link | Strategic Assessment for Quarter 2 I Australian Army Research Centre

The AARC Quarterly Strategic Assessment highlights key trends and challenges to the Army in order to inform force design, structure and posture decisions.


Intros

A New Year.....

Welcome to 2021 from The Cove.

Intros

ACSC (A-Z Guide): A Student's Perspective

This unofficial guide to Australian Command and Staff College is an excellent tool for prospective students.

Intros

'Breaking In' to Amphibious Operations

An introduction into Amphibious Operations that brings you some of the best content available on the subject.

Intros

'Breaking In' to Logistics

'Breaking In' to Logistics is a simple to use resource to help military personal explore the subject of logistics.


Operational Art

Gaining advantage on the battle field: Building a credible deception

History has shown that deception can turn the tide of battle; however, it needs to be planned and fully supported.

Operational Art

Stranded Capability? The value of the Army Reserve Asset in 2020

Is the Army Reserve of today fit for purpose? In this article Mike Kalms looks at the value of the Army Reserve asset in 2020.

Operational Art

The future ain’t what it used to be | The Interpreter

This week's link on the difficulties of future planning is from The Interpreter, the website of the Lowy Institute - an independent, non-partisan think-tank based in Sydney.

Operational Art

The Thinking Combat Brigade: A Dominant and Prestigious Force

In today's article, Callum Muntz asks what if the frames of reference we all possess - imposed on us from our similar training, experiences, and culture - could be hindering our ability to make the...


Leadership & Ethics

Leadership Quarterly Edition 2 | Centre for Australian Army Leadership

CAAL's 2nd Edition of the Leadership Quarterly covers off on leadership training by CPL Newham (2RAR), toxic leadership and some recommended reading with a number of book reviews.

Leadership & Ethics

Leadership Behaviour: A ‘Good Human’ approach for effective leadership

'It's not that hard, just start by being a good human!' Gavin Duncan 2016

Leadership & Ethics

An Essay on the Operational Imperative of Messes

Nicholas Wells gives us a compelling argument on why the Messes are vital to operations.


Tactical and Technical

The Future of UAS Maintenance

Stephen Wardrop thinks that UAS maintenance may become an issue in the future, so he gives us some possible solutions.

By Stephen Wardrop

Leadership & Ethics

Amor Fati – A Love of Fate – a Reflection of Command in COVID-19

Callum Muntz reflects on the impact COVID-19 had on his 2020.

By Callum Muntz

Intros

A New Year.....

Welcome to 2021 from The Cove.

By The Cove

Leadership & Ethics

Leadership Quarterly Edition 2 | Centre for Australian Army Leadership

CAAL's 2nd Edition of the Leadership Quarterly covers off on leadership training by CPL Newham (2RAR), toxic leadership and some recommended reading with a number of book reviews.

By The Centre for Australian Army Leadership

Leadership & Ethics

Leadership Behaviour: A ‘Good Human’ approach for effective leadership

'It's not that hard, just start by being a good human!' Gavin Duncan 2016

By Jesse Wood

Tactical and Technical

Looking around: The future of the Army Reserves

Dustin Gold has been working with the District of Columbia National Guard in the US, and he thinks we can learn a few things about how we employ Army Reservists from them.

By Dustin Gold

Tactical and Technical

Light Cavalry in the RAAC: A marriage between regular and reserve

In this Friday 'long read' Eamon Hale takes a look at what adopting light cavalry in the RAAC may bring to the ADF.

By Eamon Hale

Operational Art

Gaining advantage on the battle field: Building a credible deception

History has shown that deception can turn the tide of battle; however, it needs to be planned and fully supported.

By Beau Hodge

Tactical and Technical

10 Lessons learnt from historical Air Defence Incidents for the Introduction into Service of NASAMS

Just because a platform is new to the ADF, does not mean that it has not been used by other militaries. It is important for us to look to the past so we avoid repeating mistakes in the future.

By Nicholas Harrison

Tactical and Technical

Unmanned Aerial Systems Employment at the Combat Team Level

In this article Dylan Fusinato discusses the necessary planning considerations, risks, limitations and potential methods of employment for UAS at the Combat Team level.

By Dylan Fusinato

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