Break in

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.

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.

Tactical and Technical

Synthetic Aperture Radar and Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Application

Aaron Bamford informs us about the Synthetic Aperture Radar and how it can be used to gain tactical advantage.


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

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.

Intros

'Breaking In' to War

'Breaking In' to War is an excellent guide to some of the best resource on the subject of 'war and conflict'


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

An Essay on the Operational Imperative of Messes

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

Leadership & Ethics

One Hundred Hints for Company Officers

Duncan Foster has found a gem from our past that still holds true today.

Leadership & Ethics

Leadership Quarterly Edition 1 | Centre for Australian Army Leadership

Check out the first edition of Leadership Quarterly from the Centre for Australian Army Leadership.

Leadership & Ethics

Reflections on the Foibles of Chaplaincy

Are Chaplains relevant in the Army of today? In this post Army Chaplain Renton McRae uses his experience to give us some views on the role of the Chaplain in the modern Army.


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

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.

By Nicholas Wells

Tactical and Technical

Synthetic Aperture Radar and Tactical Unmanned Aircraft System Application

Aaron Bamford informs us about the Synthetic Aperture Radar and how it can be used to gain tactical advantage.

By Aaron Bamford

Tactical and Technical

Hawkei is Coming, What can we do with it?

L121-4 Hawkei was envisaged as an ‘armoured Land Rover’ replacement. As the vehicle was developed it retained its ‘armoured support vehicle’ features, but grew ‘light armoured fighting vehicle’...

By Thomas Basan

Tactical and Technical

Losing our Vision – Blinded by the Smoke

An article on Artillery Intelligence to encourage its return to the RAA.

By Albert Finnsson

Leadership & Ethics

One Hundred Hints for Company Officers

Duncan Foster has found a gem from our past that still holds true today.

By Duncan Foster

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.

By Phillip Hermes

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