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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 AARCAusArmy [at] defence.gov.au 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. Crossing 2000 Kilometres of Death - Dr Albert Palazzo 17 September 2019 Introduction On May 8, 1864, Ulysses S Grant’s Union soldiers clashed with the Confederate troops of...
    Tags: Strategy
  2. Part 2: Winning without Fighting – Information Environment Operations and Accelerated Warfare - Major Lee Hayward 13 September 2019 Part 2 of this blog will explore how the Joint Force might win without fighting by leveraging the id...
  3. Part 1: Winning without Fighting –Information Environment Operations and Accelerated Warfare - Major Lee Hayward 12 September 2019 In July 2017, the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff (CJCS) issued a change to United States doct...
  4. Soft Power Thoughts From The Marawi Crisis For An Evolving Threat Paradigm - Katja Theodorakis 11 September 2019 “Power is war, the continuation of war by other means… Should one then turn around the formula and s...
  5. Seize, defy and discredit: a potent asymmetric strategy - Dr Charles Knight 10 September 2019 Discussing the implications of Marawi: Part 1 - Hard Power
    Tags: Land combat
  6. Principally Wrong: addressing the Principles of War - Lieutenant Colonel Ben McLennan 4 September 2019 In June 2019 at the École Militaire, Paris, a gathering of senior officers from 17 western nations,...
    Tags: Strategy
  7. Enhancing Army’s intellectual capacity through MakerSpaces - DR Lyndal Thompson and LTCOL Warwick Miller 3 September 2019 Accelerated Warfare, as the futures statement for Army, outlines the challenges faced in a rapidly c...
  8. Aussie Space Command: Making the Case for Space Part II - Lieutenant Colonel Greg Rowlands 29 August 2019 ‘The history of failure in warfare can be summed up in two words: Too late.’ – General Douglas MacAr...
  9. The Future of Hybrid and Electric Technology for Army - Major Matthew Wood 27 August 2019 Power and energy, from a global technological perspective, is under pressure. The combination of glo...
  10. Armour’s New Antithesis: Dive Bombers, Mini-Tanks and Normandy Inversed - Lieutenant Colonel Greg Rowlands 13 August 2019 No Sherman Tank could stand up to a Panther Tank, but the U.S. had advantages of supporting airpower...
  11. Ready Now and Future Ready: The Littoral Operating Environment - Patrick McMillan 3 July 2019 This blog has been written by Patrick McMillan, a recent research intern at the Australian Army Cent...
  12. The Huntington Imperatives - Major Cate Carter 2 July 2019 Understanding aspects of political and sociological theory will help commanders at all levels balanc...
    Tags: Strategy
  13. Accelerating rate of change in warfare - Major Andrew Maher 8 May 2019 The recent release of the Chief of Army’s Accelerated Warfare concept has prompted a contest of idea...
    Tags: Strategy
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