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Land Power Forum

The Land Power Forum blog is published by the Australian Army Research Centre in order to generate discussion and debate about the future of Army.
It is a forum for informed analysis, commentary, thoughts and ideas. Contributions are welcomed from stakeholders, subject matter experts and those interested in future land warfare.
If you would like to contribute, please send your article to future.landwarfare [at] for review.


DISCLAIMER: Opinions contained within AARC publications, articles, posts and blogs are those of the authors and do not reflect the policy of the ADF. They are published to promote further analysis and debate. To read the full Defence disclaimer, click here.

  1. Minister for Defence, the Hon Christopher Pyne, MP (centre right), is escorted to Camp Qargha near Kabul by Australian Defence Force personnel during his visit to Afghanistan.
    A National Security Strategy for Australia: Part 2 — ‘The whole is more than the sum of its parts’ 16 November 2018 A nation is secure to the extent to which it is not in danger of having to sacrifice core values, if...
    Tags: Strategy
  2. Cover image of Defence White Paper
    A National Security Strategy for Australia: Part 1 — Towards a New Paradigm 13 November 2018 We do not keep security establishments merely to defend property or territory or rights abroad or at...
    Tags: Strategy
  3. War and Peace signpost
    A matrix of conflict types 9 November 2018 The first, the supreme, the most far-reaching act of judgment that the statesman and commander have...
    Tags: Strategy
  4. Australian Army Combat Engineers conduct a route search during the 1st Combat Engineer Regiment's Exercise Goanna Shakeout conducted at the Robertson Barracks Close Training Area on Thursday, 06th April 2017.
    Are we getting enough bang for our buck? 26 October 2018 A discussion on the Australian Army use of Anti-Tank landmines and the future
    Tags: Land combat
  5. The Australian Army partnered with Industry Defence and Security Australia Limited to present Land Forces 2018 in Adelaide from 4-6 September 2018.
    Land Forces 2018 Pt 2 - New Direction, New Communities - Dr Albert Palazzo 23 October 2018 Land Forces 2018 was great. I just wanted to state my position clearly and up front. I also must dis...
    Tags: Land combat
  6. Land Forces 2018 Pt 1 - What Next? - Dr Albert Palazzo 15 October 2018   Land Forces 2018 was a success... but what's next? Dr Albert Palazzo asks what the future of the e...
    Tags: Land combat
  7. Faith-based Diplomacy in the New Strategic Order - Dr Marigold Black 11 October 2018 In order to influence where religious feelings are strong, a deep understanding of the faiths is nec...
  8. An economic imperative for defence – Dr Nitin Gupta 21 September 2018 If economics drives politics, then it will also drive conflict.
  9. Staff Ride – an effective PME activity - WO1 Blair Tidey 10 September 2018     “Riding from the Past into the Future”  
    Tags: Land combat
  10. Black and white photo of three military officers
    Book Review – ‘An Unknown Future and a Doubtful Present: Writing the Victory Plan of 1941’ 31 August 2018 ‘It would be difficult to exaggerate Wedemeyer’s impact as a strategic planner during 1941-1943.’
    Tags: Strategy
  11. Australian Army soldiers from 2nd Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, clear a building during the Duke of Gloucester Cup section competition at Singleton Military Area.
    Urban Warfare Capability: A Call for Professional Debate 31 August 2018 Contemporary Western armies are capable of operating in urban areas but few field capabilities for u...
  12. Additive Manufacturing - Taking the 'iron mountain' out of military logistics - Matthew Ng 24 August 2018 3D printing technology could possibly alleviate some of the issues with stockpiling supplies - Matth...
    Tags: Logistics
  13. Interdisciplinary Preparation for Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems in Army - Major Daniel Lee 21 August 2018 As Artificial Intelligence and Autonomous Systems proliferate, we must be prepared for what is to c...
  14. Demographic Change: Shaping Army’s Response - Dr Joyo Sanyal 31 July 2018 “Demography is a useful lens for understanding national security because population is intimately li...
    Tags: Strategy
  15. An Australian Army officer from 5th Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment, references a training manual during an after-action review of Exercise Hamel in Cultana training area, South Australia, on 13 July 2016.
    The Moskos Pendulum 28 June 2018
Army: Courage. Initiative. Respect. Teamwork.
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