Beyond Barbaric: Understanding African conflict

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History must be studied in breadth, depth and arguably most importantly in a proper context, not least because conflict is essentially between societies or elements thereof. Air Commodore Peter W. Gray[i] Despite the broad acknowledgement of military history’s utility in Professional Military Education (PME), there is a tendency to focus overwhelmingly on the ‘big battles’ […]

Army Air Defence: Forget the Missiles

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Following decades of relative relegation resulting from uncontested airspace, growing trends have invigorated a renewed emphasis on Air Defence as an essential asset in the operating environment. An increasingly capable and demonstrative Democratic People’s Republic of Korea has stimulated ongoing debate over the necessity, utility, and performance of Ballistic Missile Defence (BMD) systems. In similar […]

An Eye on the Sky – UAS as an Enduring Presence in Conflict and Training

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Ex Diamond Run – Battle Group Missions Watch #BrisbanesBrigade complete delay, block and clear missions during the final stages of #ExDiamondRun at Shoalwater Bay. This is combined arms at its best with infantry providing manpower, tanks firepower, artillery offensive support and engineers explosive capabilities all while supported by our enablers like signallers and medics. Best […]