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Towards a new American isolationism? The year ended with the global outlook very uncertain and Australia needing to reassess its defence needs. Chris Jenkins describes these changes and how defence industry is responding, using his own company as an example. In a globalised world increasingly dominated by Asian economic and military power, Australian defence thinking must undergo a philosophical change.
A credible maritime narrative and strategy need to be developed. The Shot is a biography of his life and achievements to date. This book focuses on Australian perspectives and policy choices. Air battle For Burma: An engaging and informative read, it is also an exciting account of the air battle and of the men who fought it.
Dreadful lady over the Mekong Delta: Such sustained access is uncommon and through it he has gained valuable insights into the formulation of Australian defence policy.
Here he enunciates 10 major influences with which policy analysts and others involved in defence policy formulation must contend. The Anglo-French Somme Campaign was the major element in a series of simultaneous Allied offensives coordinated by the French designed to eventually destroy the German and Austrian armies by attrition.
Four Australian infantry divisions contributed to the Allied offensive: A reappraisal of the Somme Campaign, based on research since the official histories were written, is presented.
Contributed History Essay Dhofar insurgency: Ayliffe In the s and s, a communist-inspired insurgency in the Dhofar province of Oman potentially threatened the entire region. Sultan Qaboos, with the aid of British loan and contract officers, prevented a rebel takeover.
Here, a former contract officer summarises lessons that may have application to the conduct of future counter-insurgency campaigns.
Book Reviews On ops: It addresses the issues from a range of perspectives including: He concludes that Bean was a better historian than journalist. Coulthart, though, is the reverse.
Military historians may not find Charles Bean sufficiently objective and balanced. It explores why Anzac Day appears to mean so many different things to different people. Australia is increasing its investment in space and cyber capabilities and has the capability to disrupt, deny and degrade the computer networks of malicious cyber actors.iv Introduction The Army is embracing a new era characterized by the accelerating growth of information, information sources, and information dissemination capabilities.
capabilities, a small state is a state which recognizes the fact that it cannot ensure security by its own capabilities, and therefore must rely on the aid of other states, institutions, processes, or developments to do so (Rothstein , 29).
ISTC is a multinational education and training facility for tactical-level, advanced and specialized training of multinational special operations forces and similar units, employing the skills of multinational instructors and subject matter experts.
The mind is not a vessel that needs filling but wood that needs igniting. Plutarch. Only the educated are free Epictetus. In times of change, learners inherit the earth, while the learned find themselves equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.
In full spectrum operations, Army forces operate as part of a joint force, often within a multinational and interagency environment. Unified action . The military rank structure, subordination of authority and respect, and need to always project supreme confidence at the risk of seeming less competent, thus displaying any personal vulnerability would seem to be a major obstacle in the way of even discussing such psychological depths with those with little understanding of them.