Contemporary Operating Environment

Tactics

Battle Against ISIS in Marawi

This Vice News video depicting Phillipine Special Forces fighting ISIS in Marawi is accompanied with a link to the WONCO-A Facebook page which will allow you to join the discussion on contemporary...

By The Cove

Operational Art

Theater Land Operations: Observations and Lessons from Iraq

In this article, via the Army University Press, US Army Lieutenant General Gary Volesky and Australian Army Major General Roger Noble share the significant lessons learnt while leading the coalition'...

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Contemporary Operating Environment

Why Mosul Matters

A short video from The Economist on why Mosul matters.

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War

Immediate Lessons from the Battle of Mosul

This article, via the Australian Army's Land Power Forum, provides immediate lessons from Australian advisors who supported the Iraqi Army during the Battle of Mosul.

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Strategy

Australia's Offset and A2/AD Strategies

This articel by Colonel Ian Langford, via the US Army War College, examines Australian strategic thinking in the Asia Pacific.

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Sunni-Shia Divide

This article, from the Council of Foreign Relations, gives an excellent overview of the Sunni-Shia divide within Islam that shapes much of the politics within the Middle East.

By Vicky Osborn

Contemporary Operating Environment

What is Behind the Qatar-Gulf Tensions?

Why is Qatar facing censure and sanctions from its Gulf neighbours? RUSI (Royal United Services Institute for Defence and Security Studies) Research Fellow Michael Stephens helps explain in this...

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

Russia's New T14 Armata Main Battle Tank

This YouTube video gives a good breakdown of the next evolution of Russian heavy armour - the T14 Armata Main Battle Tank.

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

Hybrid Warfare: Is it a thing?

A summary of the 7th Brigade / ASPI Hybrid Warfare Symposium of 22nd November 2016

By Brendan Robinson

Contemporary Operating Environment

Syria's war: Who is Fighting and Why?

This 2017 video, via Vox News, gives a good summary of the war in Syria - who is fighting who and why?

By Vicky Osborn

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