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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. Non-religious radicalisation: The ‘selfie’ generation of terrorists 1 November 2016 Throughout the past two decades the words religious extremism and terrorism have become synonymous w...
    Tags: Strategy
  2. The Innovation Quest through Cultural Badlands 1 November 2016 ‘But a nation that does not exploit new and emerging technologies, that does not continuously modern...
  3. The canon and four generations of warfare 20 October 2016 The word canon originated from Greek as kanōn (rule). Today, one definition of canon is ‘the list of...
    Tags: Land combat
  4. The Junior Officer All Corps Training Continuum: A Requirement for Change 20 October 2016 The current manner in which the Australian Army formally develops its junior officers is heavily foc...
    Tags: Land combat
  5. The uncertain road to becoming 'expeditionary': Reasserting Army’s expeditionary credentials 8 September 2016 As described in my earlier blog article, force design is a difficult process despite its fundamental...
    Tags: Strategy
  6. The uncertain road to becoming 'expeditionary': Conceiving the deployable Army of the future 5 September 2016 When armies recognise that they face an uncertain, unknowable, future, more often than not their res...
    Tags: Strategy
  7. A controlled detonation of an improvised explosive device in Afghanistan.
    Combat Service Support on Exercise: The case for making them vulnerable again 30 August 2016 Combat Service Support (CSS) assets by their very nature, are vulnerable in the battlespace. They ar...
    Tags: Logistics
  8. Centenary of Anzac AFL Match
    It is time to expunge the word synchronise from our military vocabulary 29 August 2016 Simplicity is a principle of war. The ongoing pursuit of ‘synchronised effects’ is causing staffs, s...
    Tags: Land combat
  9. Teaching junior leaders to think 28 August 2016 “It is essential that all leaders from subaltern to commanding general familiarize themselves with t...
  10. Australian Army soldier during Exercise Kowari 2014
    Teaching junior leaders to think 22 August 2016 “It is essential that all leaders from subaltern to commanding general familiarize themselves with t...
    Tags: Land combat
  11. Australian soldiers cover up to protect against dust and endure very hot conditions during a Danish and British off road armoured convoy from Forward Operating Base (FOB) Price to FOB Armadillo.
    Challenging our approach to conventional war: Another view on Ukraine 18 August 2016 This post is the sequel to The Australian way of war: What is our military culture?  It is intended...
    Tags: Strategy
  12. Navigators as warfighters 15 August 2016 The Maritime Warfare Officer (MWO) stream and in particular the specialisation of Principal Warfare...
  13. Australian Army soldiers, predominantly from Brisbane's 7th Brigade, are participating in Exercise Haringaroo near Kota Bharu, Malaysia, from 23-27 May 2016.
    What defines the Profession of Arms? 8 August 2016 The Professional Standards Councils suggest that ‘a profession positions itself as possessing specia...
  14. Policy, the Australian Maritime Strategy and Future War 1 August 2016 Major Leon Young’s recent article galvanised me to consider his question if we wished to avoid the d...
    Tags: Strategy
  15. The U.S. 3rd Offset Strategy: An Opportunity for the ADF 28 July 2016 On 3 September 2014, then U.S. Secretary for Defence Chuck Hagel delivered a keynote speech on innov...
    Tags: Strategy
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