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Land Power Forum

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.

  1. The Ready Combat Team from 6th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment arrive at RAAF Base Learmonth during Exercise Northern Shield 2015.
    Army in the 21st Century: Continuity and Change 22 June 2018 The world is changed. I feel it in the water. I feel it in the earth. I smell it in the air.Lady Gal...
  2. An Australian Army M1A1 Abrams tank fires at targets during Exercise Chong Ju at Puckapunyal training area, Victoria, on 16 May 2018.
    Chong Ju: Fires for a Future Age 20 June 2018 The armour wheels in a perfectly executed turn worthy of a mounted squadron as mortar bombs and 155...
  3. Soldiers from A Company, First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment march along The Strand in Townsville to commemorate the Battle of Coral.
    Is it time for robust self-critique? 19 June 2018 In defeat and victory armies have an obligation to learn from the past in order to prepare for the f...
  4. Australian Army corporal, Ryleigh Egan, Section Commander with the Task Group Taji – 6 Quick Response Force, provides force protection at Taji Military Complex, Iraq.
    In defence of Australian sovereignty 12 June 2018 It is readily acknowledged, even assumed, that safeguarding national sovereignty is imperative to na...
  5. HMAS Ballarat's Able Seaman Electronic Technician (ABET) Taylor Banton poses with Roman gladiators, whilst on leave in Rome during Northern Trident 2009.
    What have the Romans ever done for us? 30 May 2018 All right, but apart from the sanitation, the medicine, education, wine, public order, irrigation, r...
  6. Flags on display at the opening ceremony of the Western Pacific Multilateral Sea Exercise
    2017 Foreign Policy White Paper: What’s for Army? 11 May 2018 The 2017 Foreign Policy White Paper (FPWP) presents a strategic assessment of the international envi...
    Tags: Strategy
  7. Australian Army officer Major Nic Cooper from 8th/12th Regiment briefs combined arms live-fire exercise participants on safety points associated with artillery participation at Mount Bundey training area, Northern Territory.
    The Case for Creating a Human Performance Branch 8 May 2018 Despite all the hysteria and investment in ‘kit’, the soldier remains the single most important and...
  8. A Pakistan Army bowler bowls to an Australian Army batter during the Inter-Service Cricket Championships held in Queanbeyan, New South Wales from 11 to 17 November 2017.
    Cricketers and Diggers 1 May 2018 It was bound to happen: the Australian cricketers have now been compared to diggers. ‘Australian val...
    Tags: Strategy
  9. Australian Army Soldiers from 7th Brigade run to a position during a live artillery practice for Exercise Diamond Run 2017 at Shoalwater Bay Training Area, Queensland.
    Riding the Future Battlefield 24 April 2018 PME needs to produce strategists able to draw sufficient conclusions from insufficient resources.  O...
    Tags: Strategy
  10. Kabul Garrison General Command advisers, Colonel Michael Murdoch (right) and Major Conrad Walsh (centre right) congratulate Lieutenant Colonel Mohammad.
    IO Theory: Creating Resonance 6 April 2018 Our current conflicts require action across all domains: the physical, information and cognitive. Ho...
  11. Australian Army soldier Signaller Shanae Gameau provides technical telecommunication support.
    Mechatronic Manoeuvre: Fighting Fire with Fire 4 April 2018 ‘Be stirring as the time; be fire with fire and threaten the threatener’
    Tags: Strategy
  12. A Defence Science and Technology employee uses emerging technology as Soldiers conduct a multi storey building clearance as part of the 2017 Contested Urban Environment Strategic Challenge conducted in Adelaide South Australia.
    The Dilemma of Putting Technology ‘In’ or ‘On’ the Soldier 3 April 2018 The Future Land Warfare Report 2014 (FLWR) raises the prospect of the Australian Army establishing a...
    Tags: Land combat
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