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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. Cyber for Landlubber
    Cyber for Land Lubbers 18 June 2017 We are the guns, and your masters! Saw ye our flashes ? Heard ye the scream of our shells in the nig...
  2. Internet of Military Things
    The Internet of Military Things & Machine Intelligence: A Winning Edge or Security Nightmare? 21 May 2017 Army finds itself at the dawn of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) where rapid technological ad...
  3. Exercise to Warfighting
    Transitioning from Exercise to Warfighting 21 May 2017 History exists between twenty and sixty degrees north latitude.
  4. Three Cs
    Three Cs - Planning Observations from Exercise Hamel 2016 17 April 2017 This paper shares planning observations from 3rd Brigade Headquarters Forward during Exercise Hamel,...
    Tags: Land combat
  5. Post Traumatic Growth
    Should Army also talk about Post Traumatic Growth? 17 April 2017 Army is making significant progress to reduce the stigma surrounding mental illness, particularly il...
  6. ADF Space Operations Self-Reliance
    ADF Space Operations Self-Reliance: An Alternative Universe and the Primacy of Vision 5 April 2017 The year is 2022, and regional actors have initiated hostilities near a familiar peninsula, several...
  7. Making a Case for Space
    Making a Case for Space: The Small Satellite Value Proposition 3 April 2017 Whether it realises it or not, the modern world relies on space-based technology for a range of vita...
  8. Logistics and the art of prioritisation 24 December 2016 Previously I argued that the battlefield has always been dispersing, and tactics have adjusted accor...
    Tags: Strategy
  9. Logistics and the dispersed battlefield: Reframing the discussion 24 November 2016 ‘It is no great matter to change tactical plans in a hurry and to send troops off in new directions....
    Tags: Strategy
  10. The Commander, the control of logistics, and the false debate on centralisation: Responding to the needs of the modern battlefield 24 November 2016 ‘Sound logistics forms the foundation for the development of strategic flexibility and mobility. If...
  11. The Professional Portfolio: Setting the standard today by investing in tomorrow 14 November 2016 Every soldier has an individual responsibility to study the profession of arms. A soldier without ei...
  12. All-Corps Mounted Combatant Skills: The Search for the Missing Word 14 November 2016 This article will seek to argue that historical concepts of mounted forces have framed our contempor...
    Tags: Logistics
  13. The Russians Are NOT coming 7 November 2016 How long will it be until Russia invades the Baltic States? Or Poland? Or indeed even attempts to ca...
    Tags: Strategy
  14. Policy, the Australian Maritime Strategy and Future War: Part 2 7 November 2016 In an earlier blog post for this forum, I discussed some of the government’s latest policy, its rela...
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