Contemporary Operating Environment

Contemporary Operating Environment

Advise, Assist and Enable in Iraq

It's a human thing - how we supported the Iraqi Counter Terrorism Service mattered more than what we did

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

What Does Assad's Southwestern Offensive Mean for the Future of Syria?

This article by Michael P. Dempsey was published by War on the Rocks and provides an update of current operations in southwest Syria.

By Mick Fry

Contemporary Operating Environment

Army in the 21st Century: Continuity and Change

In this piece for the AARC, Dr J. Sanyal argues that there is a strong and timely need for Army to transform.

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

'Forging Australian Land Power: A Primer'

A link to Dr Al Palazzo's 'must read' paper for the Australian Army Research Centre

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

Urban Warfare: The Future is Here

Check out this video of (US Army) Major John Spencer's presentation to RMA Sandhurst courtesy of the Modern War Institute.

By Mick Fry

Contemporary Operating Environment

'Reach for the Sky: Drone Use by Sub-state Actors in Conflict'

This article, published in the Wavell Room, examines the use of commercial off-the-shelf drones by Islamic State in Iraq and Syria and asks whether the Australian Army is ready to counter this threat...

By The Cove

Tactical and Technical

Community Recovery: Six Ideas to Close 'Intent-to-Capability' Gaps

In this article, via the Australian Journal of Emergency Management, Major General Chris Field draws on his experience in disaster recovery management and numerous deployments to provide six ideas to...

By Chris Field

Contemporary Operating Environment

Our Stories: The ADF on Operations - Series Two Episode Two: Lieutenant Colonel Chris Gardiner

Task Group Taji is a combined force of Australian and New Zealand Defence Force personnel that first deployed to Iraq in May 2015 at the request of the Iraqi Government.

By The Cove

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