War Room

Contemporary Operating Environment

7 Brigade Hybrid Warfare Symposium: Prof Michael Evans

Prof Michael Evans from the Australian Defence College challenges hybrid warfare and the entire idea of the conference

By Tom McDermott

Contemporary Operating Environment

Russian Special Forces Operating in Syria

This video, via the Washinton Post and dated 11 December 2016, shows Russian Special Forces soldiers operating inside Syria.

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

7 Brigade Hybrid Warfare Symposium: Dr Malcolm Davis

Dr Malcolm Davis briefs on the implications for Australia of the US Third Offset Strategy.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

Eliot Cohen talks Strategic Deterrence

In this video, via the Modern War Institute, reknowned US strategist Eliot Cohen discusses strategic deterrence and the future of war.

By Tom McDermott

Contemporary Operating Environment

What It's Really Like to Fight with the Islamic State

This video, obtained by Vice Nes, reportedly shows head cam footage from Islamic State fighters conducting offensive operations against the Kurdish Peshmerga near Mosul, Iraq.

By Tom McDermott

War Room

SIED Attack on Armour in Mosul

A link showing a suicide vehicle borne improvised explosive device targetting Iraqi armour in Mosul, Iraq.

By Tom McDermott

Future Operating Environment

Megacities: Urban Future, the Emerging Complexity

This US Department of Defence video, provided via The Intercept, excamines the impact of mega-cities on military operations.

By The Cove

Contemporary Operating Environment

Let's Learn the Right Lessons from the Ukraine

In this post on the Land Power Forum, James Ellis-Smith argues that the lessons from the current conflict in the Ukraine indicate the Army should move away from conventional conflict and move towards...

By Tom McDermott

Contemporary Operating Environment

Proliferation of MANPADs in Syria

This article from Bellincat, a UK based open-source intelligence analyst, provides a picture of the proliferation of MANPADS in Syria in 2016.

By Tom McDermott

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