Contemporary Operating Environment

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Battle of Marawi: Small Team Lessons Learned For the Close Fight.

 In May 2017, Islamist insurgents swarmed through the city of Marawi, taking the population of 200, 000 hostage and announcing it as a new ‘Capitol’ for Islamic State in South-East Asia.

By James Lewis

Contemporary Operating Environment

Can Humanitarian Action Remain Principled in Challenging Times?

This article, written for The Cove by the International Committee of the Red Cross, examines whether humanitarian actions can remain principled in modern conflicts.

By Emily Defina

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

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