Contemporary Operating Environment

Contemporary Operating Environment

Our Stories: The ADF on Operations - Series One Episode Three: At The Q-Store

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

Contemporary Operating Environment

Our Stories: The ADF on Operations - Series One Episode Two: Captain John Moulton & Corporal Josh Cooper

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.

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Contemporary Operating Environment

The surprising way groups like ISIS stay in power

This TED Talk from Benedetta Berti discusses non-state armed groups, such as ISIS, and what they do when they’re not fighting.

By Claire Von Wald

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Growing North Korea Nuclear Threat Explained

This short video, by Vox News, explains the history of North Korea's ballistic missile program and provides a broad assessment of the 2017 crisis.

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Contemporary Operating Environment

Everything you Need to Know about the India China Border Stand-off at Doklam

This video, by via Spooks&Dooks, provides an overview of the 2017 stand-off between China and India at Doklam.

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Contemporary Operating Environment

Present at the Creation

This series of three articles published by Foreign Policy tell the story of Abu Ahmad, a Syrian operative for the Islamic State who witnessed the group's lightning expansion firsthand and spent...

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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...

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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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