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#DEFAUS17 Videos – Session 5 – Innovation and Strategy – ‘Learn and Adapt but Still Lose’ – Professor Daniel Marston

December 22nd, 2017 by Clare O'Neill

Innovation and Strategy – ‘Learn and adapt but still lose’ – Professor Daniel Marston

Daniel Marston BA MA (McGill) DPhil (Oxon.) FRHistS holds a Professorship in Military Studies and is also the Principal of the Military and Defence Studies Program at the Australian Command & Staff College in Canberra. He previously held the Ike Skelton Distinguished Chair of the Art of War at the US Army Command and General Staff College. He has been a Visiting Fellow with the Oxford Leverhulme Programme on the Changing Character of War. He was previously a Senior Lecturer in War Studies at the Royal Military Academy Sandhurst. He has been working with the USA, USMC, British Army in Iraq and Afghanistan since 2006.

Prof Marston’s research focuses on the topic of how armies learn and reform. His first book Phoenix from the Ashes, an in-depth assessment of how the British/Indian Army turned defeat into victory in the Burma campaign of the Second World War, won the Field Marshal Templer Medal Book Prize in 2003. The second volume, The Indian Army and the End of the Raj, was Runner Up for the Templer Medal in 2014. He completed his doctorate in the history of war at Balliol College, Oxford University, and is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.

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