War Room

Contemporary Operating Environment

The Tactical Application of Open Source Intelligence (OSINT)

How can social media contribute to the combat intelligence picture?


Contemporary Operating Environment

The Spear Podcast - 'Combat Outpost Keating'

A link to the Modern War Institute, and a first hand account of the battle on 3 October 2009.

By The Cove

Innovation and Adaptation

The Integrated Digital Platoon

Science fiction? Perhaps not. Check out how we might be able to fight.

By Dan Skinner

Contemporary Operating Environment

Assault Breaching: Generating Momentum in the Case for Assault Pioneers

This article seeks to outline that Assault Pioneers can achieve the routine mobility responsibilities for infantry centric small teams through assault breaching and reduction of nuisance obstacles (...

By Ted Taber & Wes Walsh

Innovation and Adaptation

Gamification - Press START to Begin (Part 2)

Work is what we have to do, play is what we choose to do. Nobody has to play a game, but you probably have to do to work.

By Callum Muntz

Future Operating Environment

Lord Byron of Changi

An entry in the 2018 ALTC Future Fiction Competition

By Hal Wilson

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

Future Operating Environment

Timing is Everything

An entry in the 2018 ALTC Future Fiction Competition.

By Eamon Hamilton

Innovation and Adaptation

BMS-D: The Missing Link

Is a dismounted battle management system the circuit breaker Army needs to be able to truly realise mission command and the manoeuvrist approach? Ben McLennan thinks so.

By Ben McLennan