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Sweat, Snow & Struggles from 'The Longest War'

This chapter from 'The Longest War: the Australian Army in Afghanistan'. records the struggles faced by Australian soldiers in Afghanistan. It explains the extremes in climate, harsh environments,...

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Casualties of War from 'The Longest War'

This chapter from 'The Longest War: the Australian Army in Afghanistan', remembers the fallen and wounded Australian soldiers from the war in Afghanistan. Families and soldiers discuss their pain...

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Tactical and Technical

Keyboard Warriors: 'Best practice for countering violent extremism

The Keyboard Warriors conference held on 30-31 March 2017 in Melbourne brought together speakers from the Australian, US and British militaries, law enforcement and emergency services, government,...

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Tactical and Technical

Commanding the Military During Disaster Response

This article via Inderscience explains the fundamentals of adaptive campaigning which comprises five mutually reinforcing and interdependent Lines of Operation: Joint Land Combat, Population...

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Tactical and Technical

Combat Case Studies from the Middle East

This link to "Case Studies from the Long War" via the Combat Studies Institute (also recently shared by Grounded Curiosity), provides seven different lethal and non-lethal missions from Iraq and...

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Introduction to Organisational Theory

This article by Dr David S. Walonick via StatPac provides a really good introduction to various organisational theories in order to develop a baseline understanding of this key focus area.

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Operational Art

Paper - Introduction to Operational Art

This paper by Colonel Michael Matheny (or click image above) via the United States Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Air University, takes us on a journey through the history of how...

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Strategy

What is this Thing we call 'Strategy'?

This article by Colin S. Gray via the United States Air Education and Training Command (AETC) Air University provides an excellent explanation and detailed introduction on strategy as a theory.

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Tactical and Technical

How the Dutch Tackle Leadership Development in Army Leaders

Major Peter de Bock and Doctor Peter Olsthoorn via the Journal of Military and Strategic Studies examine in depth what leadership theories should underpin the promotion courses for junior officers,...

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