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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. Wolf Warrior 2 movie still.
    Chinese evacuations and power projection: Part 2 – A movie genre is born 14 December 2018 This work from our AARC Director was first published on The Strategist and is republished with kind...
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    Chinese evacuations and power projection: Part 1 – Overseas Citizen Protection 12 December 2018   This work from our AARC Director was first published on The Strategist and is republished with kin...
  3. Defence Force Recruiting staff member, Australian Army Corporal Tim Jarvie provides information to potential enlistees during the "Welcome to the NT" event.
    Artificial Intelligence in Army, Part 2: The use of AI to support Human Resources 30 November 2018 The first part of this blog focused on the risks of human bias inadvertently coded into AI. Part 2 e...
  4. Postgraduate Duy Tung Nguyen from University of NSW - Canberra, demonstrates artificial intelligence research in the Autonomy Laboratory during the Human Performance Network research forum at the Australian Defence Force Academy, Canberra, on 12 Dec 2016.
    Artificial Intelligence in Army, Part 1: The Trouble with AI 29 November 2018 Artificial Intelligence (AI) offers exciting opportunities for Army; however, there are also signifi...
  5. Australian Army padre Chaplain John Saunders (left) provides spiritual guidance to a soldier at Lone Pine Barracks, Singleton, NSW, on 27 April 2016.
    Moral Injury and Sin – who repairs the soul? 27 November 2018 As a Catholic Military Chaplain, I have always felt a deep-seated desire to go on a pilgrimage to Lo...
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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...
  13. An economic imperative for defence – Dr Nitin Gupta 21 September 2018 If economics drives politics, then it will also drive conflict.
  14. Staff Ride – an effective PME activity - WO1 Blair Tidey 10 September 2018     “Riding from the Past into the Future”  
    Tags: Land combat
  15. 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
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