As we move into an era shaped by profound and accelerated change, we will be confronted by challenges involving simultaneous cooperation, competition and conflict, rapid technological change, integration of domains, changes in the character of combat, change in society and demographics and compressed strategic warning times. These challenges which define Accelerated Warfare underpin why the Australian Army is posturing itself as an Army in Motion.
As the Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Rick Burr stated, “As an Army in Motion, our profession demands a continuous contest of ideas. This requires wide engagement across Defence, the whole of government, industry, academia and our international military partners as well as with new and emerging partners. Our aim is to strengthen our joint warfighting philosophy to meet the challenges of the future while also being strategy and concept-led. I require all of Army, at every level, to discuss and debate the themes framed through the notion of future conflict, or what Army is now describing as Accelerated Warfare.”
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