Land Power Forum is a public blog published by the Australian Army, and is specifically designed to generate informed discussion and new ideas that contribute to Army modernisation and the future of land power beyond 2020. Land Power Forum provides a discussion space for informed analysis, commentary, thoughts, and ideas among military practitioners, interested stakeholders, subject matter experts, and deep thinkers.
by Flight Lieutenant Naomi O'Neill
22 August 2016
Critical thinking is a key skillset for the future. The increasing complexity of regional threats across multiple spectrums, space and cyber, necessitates improved critical thinking skills in our soldiers.
by Major James Ellis-Smith
18 August 2016
Barring a significant and sustained increase in size and capacity, the Army must question the assumptions of our approach to conventional land combat
by Lieutenant Miquela Riley, RAN
15 August 2016
The complexities of personnel fatigue resulting from sea service, management of individual work-life balances and ship manning requirements raise more questions than are answered – particularly regarding the benefit of Navigators specialising as warfare officers
by Major Mark Gilchrist
8 August 2016
Australia is missing a coherent, unified view of what the profession of arms actually is. This lack of clear definition must be addressed as part of Army’s ongoing review into the intellectual component of fighting power.
by Lieutenant Colonel Mark Mankowski
1 August 2016
Australian Strategy and developing new capability. If we wished to avoid the dystopian future for the preferred utopia, how should we design the force to operate in crowded, connected, lethal, collective and constrained environments?
by Wing Commander Phil Arms
28 July 2016
Deputy Secretary for Defense, Bob Work, a former Marine, developed a ‘new game-changing offset strategy.’ It was the birth of the 3rd Offset Strategy. So what is an offset strategy and how can we take advantage of it?
by Stephen Hindes
21 July 2016
It is worth revisiting the notion of a gendarmerie force, especially given that police are increasingly being called upon to provide solutions in a global security landscape where the barriers separating war and law and order are breaking down