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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] 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. Maritime
    Misunderstanding operational level: Australian Army’s function in the Maritime Strategy 6 November 2017 ‘Operational level’ is a widely used military term, but here it will be argued that it is only loose...
    Tags: Strategy
  2. Culture_for_Breakfast
    A response to: Some believe, ‘Culture eats strategy for breakfast, lunch and dinner!’ Does this hold true for Army and is culture more important than strategy? 6 November 2017 The words culture and strategy are full to overflowing with meaning, non meaning and contested ideas...
  3. Digital
    Developing Digital Fluency: Preparing Army for Future Challenges 13 October 2017 Without changing our patterns of thought, we will not be able to solve the problems we created with...
  4. Canon
    The Canon and Four Generations of Warfare – Part 4 13 October 2017 The Land Power Forum papers, The canon and four generations of warfare Parts 1, 2 and 3,[1] note tha...
    Tags: Strategy
  5. HumanEnhance
    Anti-Doping in Sport and Human Enhancing Technologies in Army 13 October 2017 Any meaningful discussion of future land warfare should include enhancing combat effectiveness by in...
  6. UAV
    Autonomous Resupply: Drones for the Supply Chain reinforce the Kill Chain 30 September 2017 Robots are no longer new on the battlefield, and neither are drones after their widespread use in ne...
  7. ClimateChange
    Defence will not be Prepared for a Changed Climate 18 September 2017 The world has already missed the opportunity to prevent many of the most serious consequences of Cli...
  8. Dien Bien Phu
    Response to – Applying the Logistic Lessons of the French Defeat at Dien Bien Phu 3 September 2017 In the post, ‘Applying the Logistic Lessons of the French Defeat at Dien Bien Phu’ CAPT Williamson h...
    Tags: Strategy
  9. Logistics
    Joint Logistics by Design: Exploiting the momentum of the First Principles Review 18 August 2017 As a result of the recent First Principles Review (FPR), Defence underwent a significant restructure...
    Tags: Logistics
  10. MP
    Military Police Contribution to Evidence Based Operations 18 August 2017 “The ultimate goal of a military operation is to ensure that a person no longer poses a threat to th...
  11. French Defeat at Dien Bien Phu
    Applying the Logistic Lessons of the French Defeat at Dien Bien Phu 16 August 2017 Note: The author attended the Australian Army Research Centre’s (AARC) 2017 Vietnam Staff Ride focus...
    Tags: Strategy
  12. NewAge
    Achieving Effects in the New Age 16 August 2017 Victory smiles upon those who anticipate the change in the character of war, not upon those who wait...
    Tags: Strategy
  13. NorthKorea_HanRiver
    Trouble on the Han River – Possible Scenarios For The Future Of The Korean Peninsula 4 August 2017 The recent news that North Korea is on a fast-track to develop nuclear-armed ICBMs that could reach...
    Tags: Strategy
  14. A response to ‘Transitioning from Exercise to Warfighting’ posted 21 May 2017 30 July 2017 In his post, ‘Transitioning from Exercise to Warfighting,’ MAJ Mitchell suggests that "The maturity...
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