Speed is currency in the digital age, and success is determined by winning the contested decision cycle in less time and space than ever before. A future force must emphasise adaptability and the need to generate tempo and lethality through interoperability. The concept of an ‘Army in Motion’ emphasises the demand for constant innovation and […]
As I wrap-up the Australian Strategic Policy Institute’s (ASPI) War in 2025 conference that ran last week, what stands out is the Chief of the Defence Force General Angus Campbell’s warning that although “you may not be interested in political warfare, political warfare is most certainly interested in you”. He argued that Western democracies are vulnerable […]
Since our last instalment of My Curious Month, the team at GC have been enamoured with the final season of Game of Thrones. The battle for Westeros has reached fever pitch, lead characters are dropping like flies and thankfully the PME ecosystem has got on board so we can justify our bingeing under the veil of […]
This series is based on lessons learned from leading innovation in the New Zealand Army and New Zealand Defence Force. Up, up, down, down, left, right, left, right, B, A is the famous Konami Code. When entered into various video games it triggers power-ups, such as invulnerability, making the game easier to win. It would […]
Martin Moore’s Democracy Hacked: Political Turmoil and Information Warfare in the Digital Age explores what kind of influence social media wields, how it has evolved and where it might lead.
Snipers at War: An Equipment and Operations History chronologically overviews snipers and their weapons of choice. It is an excellent examination of equipment but overlooks the operational and tactical employment of snipers. The book briefly discusses Stone Age standoff tools and then the ‘first snipers’ who employed the bow, especially noting the impact of the […]