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2018-2015 Issues

Issue 204 – March 2018

Issue 203 – January 2018

Issue 202 – July/August 2017

Issue 201 - May/June 2017

Issue 200 - November/December 2016

Issue 198 – November/December 2015

Issue 197 – July/August 2015

Issue 196 – March/April 2015


2014-2011 Issues

Issue 195 - November/December - 2014

  • Preliminary pages
  • Address by the Chief of Defence Force ACM Mark Binskin
  • Chinese national interests and cyber capabilities: a ‘red team’ future COL Michael Lehmann
  • Rise of the warrior geek: the impact of remote systems on future personnel needs LTCOL Tim Rutherford
  • Improving the Australia-India relationship – A naval focus CAPT Katherine Richards
  • The contribution of submarines to Canada’s freedom of action on the world stage Professor Paul T. Mitchell
  • Improving the Australia-New Zealand defence relationship GPCAPT Matt Hegarty
  • Challenging the myths about flexible work in the ADF Associate Professor Abby Cathcart, Professor Paula McDonald and Dr Deanna Grant-Smith
  • East by South-West: the relevance and opportunities for the Australian-Canada security relationship CAPT Michelle Miller
  • The changing role of intelligence within military decision-making Dr Dirk Maclean and SQNLDR Charles Vandepeer
  • Energy competition in the South China Sea: a front-burner issue? Dr Euan Graham
  • Book reviews

Issue 194 July/August - 2014

  • Preliminary pages
  • Bougainville: the promised referendum and its implications for Australia Jo Woodbury
  • Submarine procurement in Southeast Asia: potential for conflict and prospects for cooperation LTCOL Aaron Beng
  • Japan’s 2013 National Security Strategy: the strategic implications for Australia Chris Brookes
  • The use of air power as a coercive instrument: lessons from Operation UNIFIED PROTECTOR Rachel Mourad
  • The Senkaku/Diaoyu Islands: a challenge for regional security? CAPT Katherine Richards
  • The value of the past in contemporary defence policy challenges MAJ Nathan Stapleton
  • Coercion as an essential component of counterinsurgency MAJ Emma Maiden
  • ADF Service Police: training and mentoring assistance to host nation police CPL Gary Jones
  • Creating stability in post-conflict situations: the handicap of Western sensibilities WGCMDR Pam Bradshaw
  • Unfinished Business: the gaps in service to veterans Cate Carter
  • Review Essay: Can peace research make peace? Lessons in Academic Diplomacy reviewed by BRIG Chris Field
  • Book reviews

Issue 193 March/April - 2014

  • Preliminary pages
  • Self-reliance: an outdated and unaffordable concept for the ADF BRIG Dan Fortune
  • ‘Citizen journalism’, the military and the media MAJ Kathryn Ames
  • Sustaining amphibious operations in the Asia-Pacific: logistic lessons for Australia, 1914-2014 Dr Ryhs Crawley
  • Focusing the Army Reserve: force structuring as an operational rather than strategic reserve MAJ Mark Smith
  • The geostrategic importance of India’s island territories and implications for national security MAJ Balamurugan R. Subbu
  • The application of complex adaptive systems concepts to contemporary special operations CAPT Andrew Maher
  • A theory-based framework for critical thinking in defence planning and assessment Dr Elena Mazourenko and Mark Jobst
  • Capability enhancement not governance burden: integrating work health and safety legislation Peter Fleming and Dr Adam McKinnon
  • The East Asian tinderbox: no rules of the game? Dr Evan N. Resnick
  • Book reviews

Issue 192 November/December - 2013

  • Preliminary pages
  • The Securitisation of climate change: a military perspective MAJ Michael Thomas
  • Calming the dragons: territorial disputes and Australian maritime contributions to conflict prevention MIDN Nam Nguyen
  • Korean reunification COL Anthony Rawlings
  • Countering piracy LCDR Rachael Jones
  • Fiqh for Military Service: guidance for Muslims in Australia SQNLDR Hyder Gulam (rtd)
  • China’s growing presence in the South Pacific: regional expansionism or global politics? GPCAPT Stephen Goodman
  • Work shouldn’t hurt PO Trish Dollisson
  • The US pivot to the Asia Pacific: responses and opportunities for Indonesia and Australia COL Duncan Hayward
  • A Culture of Reviews Dr Clint Arizmendi
  • Australia’s policy framework for its relations with India? BRIG David Wainwright
  • Book reviews

Issue 191 July/August - 2013

  • Preliminary pages
  • The Influence of the Malayan Emergency on counterinsurgency doctrine MAJ Giles Cornelia
  • A time to speak: finding a voice in the Asia Pacific Cate Carter
  • The 2011 Libya campaign: some implications for Australia Brian Agnew
  • Strengthening PNG’s maritime security CDRE Brett Brace
  • The gender agenda: women, peace and security in the conduct of NATO-led operations and missions CMDR Jennifer A. Wittwer
  • The ADF beyond Afghanistan – four possible scenarios CAPT Louise Brown
  • Is the RAAF optimally configured to undertake expeditionary operations? WGCDR Jason Begley
  • The Reintegration of deployed reservists: an Australian perspective MAJGEN Paul Brereton, LTCOL Geoffrey Orme and LTCOL Edward (James) Kehoe
  • Air Power in irregular warfare: lessons from operation CAST LEAD Rachel Mourad
  • Some defence budget ideas from the UK COL Peter Brown (rtd)
  • Book reviews

Issue 190 March/April - 2013

  • Preliminary pages
  • Australia’s maritime strategy VADM Ray Griggs
  • The Army as an Instrument of National Power LTGEN David Morrison
  • The role of the RAAF in Australia’s security AIRMSHL Geoff Brown
  • Reframing the defence discourse: Australia’s ‘black swan’ and its implications for preparedness and mobilization LTCOL Andrew Stephens and Dr Haroro J. Ingram
  • Counterinsurgency lessons for the North-West frontier COL Graeme Sligo
  • The Expectations of strategic air power SQNLDR Adrian Reeve
  • The US submarine campaign in the Pacific, 1941-45 BRIG Mick Ryan
  • Sea control in amphibious operations LCDR Josh Wilson
  • Japan’s Energy Security Challenges Linda McCann
  • Modern expeditionary warfare MAJ David Beaumont
  • Refocusing the Australia-PNG relationship LTCOL Stephen Blair
  • Operating in a degraded information environment LTCOL Michael Scott
  • Book reviews

Issue 189 November/December - 2012

  • Preliminary pages
  • The future of war debate in Australia: Why has there not been one? Has the need for one now arrived? Dr Albert Palazzo
  • The Japanese Soryu-class submarine: its potential to meet Australia’s requirement COL Mick Ryan
  • US Alliances in Asia-Pacific Commander Boonlert Srihachan
  • ‘Drones’ or ‘smart’ unmanned aerial vehicles? PLTOFF Gary Martinic
  • Revitalising ‘Team US-Australia’: Australia’s greatest strategic challenge MAJ Ben McLennan
  • Australian influence in the South Pacific COL Peter Brown
  • Towards and expeditionary army LTCOL Ian Langford
  • A Joint training framework for an amphibious capability in the ADF CAPT Scott Holmes
  • Increasing Competition in the South China Sea – need for a new game plan CDRE Sam Bateman (rtd)
  • Book reviews

Issue 188 July/August - 2012

  • Preliminary pages
  • The ADF: set for success GEN David Hurley
  • Dangerous assumptions: Australia’s defence posture MAJ Cameron Leckie
  • Seven sinister strategic trends: a brief examination of events to come Lieutenant Nick Deshpande
  • The implications for Australia of the US Defense Review MAJ Tom McDermott
  • India-China strategic competition COL Mick Ryan
  • The cyber threat to Australia BRIG Marcus Thompson
  • Australia’s policy response to unauthorized maritime arrivals Commodore Saboor Zaman
  • Nurturing the Australian military mind: an assessment of senior professional military education Geoff Peterson
  • Universities, research and China’s military modernization Philip Keller
  • Book reviews

Issue 187 March/April - 2012

  • Preliminary pages
  • Junior leadership in the ADF CPL Mark Donaldson
  • Operation ANODE: heavy landing craft – ‘the quiet achievers’ LCDR Robert Smilie
  • Leadership: a section commander’s view CPL Brendan Reid
  • The first rung of the leadership ladder FSGT Penny Baker
  • Women in the ADF – Navy leading the way LS Trish Dollisson
  • How technologyhas changed the way we contact home while on deployment WO1 Craig Simmich
  • ‘Leadership 101’ WO Ian Pinch
  • Junior leadership experiences in East Timor CPL Karen Cahill
  • Operation RESOLUTE: leadership through teamwork SBLT Viruben Watson
  • Junior leadership on Operation ASTUTE CPL Tim Hughes
  • A warrant to lead FSGT David Turnbull
  • Operation ASTUTE – East Timor PTE Andrew Boutillier
  • The importance of junior officer training staff LCDR J. David Jones
  • Junior leaders in the small-team environment CPL Alex Howard
  • Air lift group and junior leadership WO Cary Thompson and FSGT Greg Purdue
  • Has ADF leadership changed over the last 20 years and can we make it better? WO1 Kevin Woods
  • A view from Canada – ‘reform and the non-commissioned officer’ Master Warrant Officer Stephan R. Smith
  • A view from the US – ‘leadership and life’ COL John D. Sims
  • A view from Singapore – ‘more than warfighters: the role of ‘strategic corporals’ Dr Ong Weichong
  • Junior leader professional development – who has the time? Dr Stephen Metz
  • Book reviews

Issue 186 November/December - 2011

  • Preliminary pages
  • You can’t ride a concept to the beach: the gaps in Australia’s envisaged amphibious capability MAJ Andy Love
  • What’s next in the Indian Ocean? Charles G.Ikins
  • Air power’s contribution to coercion LTCOL Brian Murray
  • Military retention bonuses: fact and fiction LTCOL Philip Hoglin, Angie Sturrock, MAJ Phil Brezzo and CMDR David Goble
  • Human systems integration in defence and civilian industries Professor Robin Burgess-Limerick, Cristina Cotea, Dr Eva Pietrzak and Peter Flemming
  • Air Power and ISR: the RAAF approach WGCDR Greg Weller
  • ‘Sense and respond’ and ‘autonomic’ logistics: a review of US and UK developments MAJ Ray Hingst
  • ‘From black to black’” a reform veteran’s perspective of the Black Review BRIG Nick Jans
  • Review Essay: The Wrong War: Grit, strategy and the way out of Afghanistan reviewed by Dr Richard Brook Connell
  • Book reviews

Issue 185 July/August - 2011

  • Preliminary pages
  • Counterinsurgency efforts in Iraq and the Wider Causes of Pacification Ed Judd
  • The fairy tale of the Panzers in Greece, April 1941 Dr Craig Stockings
  • Left behind but not left out? Perceptions of support for family members of deployed reservists LTCOL Geoffrey J. Orme and MAJ E. James Kehoe
  • Climate Change and the ADF MAJ Michael Thomas
  • Employer Support for Reserves: some international comparisons of Reserve capabilities WGCDR Paul Earnshaw and GPCAPT John Price
  • Load Carriage and its Force impact LT Robin Orr, Dr Rodney Pope, Dr Venerina Johnston and Associate Professor Julia Coyle
  • The Argument for an ‘Indirect’ expeditionary warfare concept LTCOL I.D. Langford
  • Nuclear Energy in Australia COL Harry J. Kowal
  • Book reviews

Issue 184 March/April - 2011

  • Preliminary pages
  • Operation STABILISE and the future of maritime command VADM Russ Crane
  • Middle East area of operations – 2004-05 AVM Greg Evans (Rtd)
  • Operation SOLACE (Somalia 1993) and the lessons learned MAJGEN John Caligari
  • In the wake of an Admiral: some reflections on sea command in the modern era RADM Peter Jones
  • Reflections on health, leadership and the specialist service officer Associate Professor Susan Nauhas
  • Operations BASTILLE and FALCONER: legal support to commanders AIRCDRE Paul Cronan and others
  • ‘Squeezing the jellyfish’ – reflections on command BRIG Roger Noble
  • Reflections on surface combatant command CMDR Justin jones
  • Operation CATALYST: the Australian medical detachment Balad – 2004-05 GPCAPT Michael Paterson
  • Command, leadership and operations LTCOL Andrew Hocking
  • ADF command and leadership: a Navy officer’s perspective LCDR Dugald Clelland
  • Operation SLIPPER (Afghanistan): task group command – reflections and recollections WGCDR Peter Cooper (rtd) and others
  • Reflections on Persian Gulf naval operations CMDR Mark McIntosh
  • Operations SPITFIRE and WARDEN: East Timor airlift experiences WGCDR Bruce Walker
  • Leadership in the ADF LTCOL Jon Hawkins
  • Operations CATALYST and SLIPPER: the commander and air intelligence WGCDR Bill ‘K9’ Kourelakos
  • Review Essay: Diggers and Greeks: The Australian Campaigns in Greece and Crete reviewed by Robert A. Bolia
  • Book reviews


2010-2006 Issues

Issue 183 November/December - 2010

  • Preliminary pages
  • Securing space: Australia’s urgent security policy challenge for the 21st century AIRCDRE Chris Westwood
  • Pakistan-US bilateral relations: a difficult road ahead Dr Claude Rakisits
  • The difficulties in predicting future warfare Ian Wallace
  • ADF joint entry operations: why conventional airborne forces are fundamental MAJ G.J.S. Cornelia
  • Colin East goes to SESKOAD -in ‘a year of living dangerously’, 1964 LTCOL Bob Lowry (rtd)
  • NATO special operations: exploiting new structures in command, control and intelligence LTCOL I.D. Langford
  • Peacekeepers: Athena’s champions Commander ‘Sid’ Heal (rtd)
  • Managing global supply chains WGCDR Neil R. Collie
  • Sustainable defence capability: Australia’s national security and the role of defence industry Ben White
  • Book reviews

Issue 182 July/August - 2010

  • Preliminary pages
  • Oceanography and force 2030: harnessing Australian marine science as a force multiplier CDRE Rod Nairn, CDRE Sam Bateman (rtd), CMDR Robert Woodham
  • Private military companies in the operational health care environment: pragmatism or peril? Associate Professor Susan Neuhaus and Glenn Keys
  • The effects of space, time and force on operational planning in the Falklands war Robert S. Bolia
  • Coral Sea neighbours – then and now: New Caledonia’s significance to Australia and the world LTCOL Nicholas Floyd
  • Lasers or longbows? A Paradox of Military technology MAJ Cameron Leckie
  • Fast operations research in support of ADF operations Dr Terry Moon and Dr Tim McKay
  • US Africa command and the unified command plan COL Marcus Fielding
  • Limitations of Globalised network-centric operations: an argument for a common coalition system CAPT Nathan Mark
  • Book reviews

Issue 181 March/April - 2010

  • Preliminary pages
  • Thought on joint professional military education RADM James Goldrick
  • Naval history and joint professional military education: a personal view Dr John Reeve
  • Professional mastery in the joint environment: Air Force and joint professional military education WGCDR Mark Hinchcliffe
  • Myth-busting the joint professional military education strategy LTCOL Richard King
  • Reflections on Defence and Education Professor David Lovell
  • Joint professional Military education in the ADF: a junior naval officer’s perspective LT Bernard Dobson
  • Powerpoint does not become us: in search of a new teaching method in junior officer education CAPT Andrew Hastie
  • It’s time for an ADF joint warfare studies centre Dr Aaron P. Jackson
  • China’s national Defence University: a case study Loro Horta
  • Beyond Joint: professional military education for the 21st century Dr Kate Utting
  • Let us dare ADML James Stavridis
  • Book Reviews

Issue 180 November/December - 2009

  • Preliminary pages
  • Regional Reactions to the Defence White Paper 2009 ASPI Strategic Forum
  • The Pastun Cultural Code: Pashtunwali LTCOL Jonathon Hawkins
  • Peak oil theory: implications for Australia’s strategic outlook and the ADF Dr Matthew Gray
  • Uniting the tribes: managing the change to a joint health culture AIRCDRE Tracy Smart
  • Calausewitz and a general theory of war Dr Andreas Herberg-Rothe
  • Finding Australia’s role in a collapsed North Korean State CAPT Jonathon Stafford
  • First to Fight: an inside view of the US Marine Corps COL Chris Field
  • Of Men v Machines: who knows what lurks in the hearts of man? LTCOL Nick Floyd
  • Book reviews

Issue 179 July/August - 2009

  • Preliminary pages
  • Soft power and the role of the ADF in shaping the Australian security environment WGCDR Mark Hinchcliffe
  • The statute of Westminster and the murder in HMAS Australia, 1942 Dr Chris Clark
  • Metaphors for decision superiority WGCDR Darcy Brooker (Rtd)
  • A long time coming – home at last Professor Clive Williams
  • The rise of the machines: discrimination and feasible precautions in the uninhabited battlespace FLTLT Dale Hooper
  • Human security in the ADF LCPL Susan Hutchinson
  • The Australian defence environment Dr Errol Lawson
  • A tale of two countries: counter-insurgency and capacity building in the Pacific Dr Russell Glenn
  • Book reviews

Issue 178 March/April -2009

  • Preliminary pages
  • Addressing energy as a military cost Dr Jennifer L.Palmer
  • Identifying, measuring and mitigating risk in theatre-strategic and operational planning Commander Stephen P. Ferris
  • The pen and the sword L. Rees, CAPT D. Lush and MAJ B. Stanton
  • Organising efficiency and effectiveness: lessons from computing theory Dr Richard Taylor
  • Objective Soraken Peninsula Mervin Hill
  • Book reviews

Issue 177 November/December - 2008

  • Preliminary pages
  • Mending defence’s broken backbone Nick Warner
  • The Weaponisation of space: the next arms race? AIRCDRE David Steele
  • It’s lonely at the top: career progression for female officers in the Australian Defence Force MAJ Anne Goyne
  • Australian Defence force powers to arrest and detain civilians Dr John Tarrant
  • The relevance of the surface warship as a weapons system: An Australian view Dr John Reeve
  • New Zealand’s military and policing efforts in the Pacific Dr B.K. Greener
  • Moving Beyond Manoeuvre: A conceptual coming-of-age for the Australian and Canadian armies Aaron P. Jackson
  • Decision support tools for operations planning Brice Mitchell
  • Twenty-first century chaplains and their role in the Australian Defence Force: Leaders, innovative and tough COL Chris Field
  • Book reviews

Issue 176 July/August - 2008

  • Preliminary pages
  • Advances in information and communications technology and their impact on future ADF Commanders RADM Peter Jones
  • Strengthening ADF higher command and control through scrutiny, forecasting and audit Dr Brian Hanlon and Dr Richard Taylor
  • Taking Power to the edge with network centric warfare and the new command and control: An Australian perspective Celina Pascoe and Irena Ali
  • ‘Dealing with it’” disorder in command and control Dr Alexander Kalloniatis
  • The implications of the science of complexity for future command and control Dr Simon Ng and Dr Donald Lowe
  • An Analysis of the command and control arrangements in two recent operations Dr Mark Burnett, AIRCDRE Bill Henman and BRIG Andy Sims
  • Modelling of dynamic targeting to prosecute time sensitive targets in the air operations centre Dr Edward H.S. Lo and Dr T. Andrew Au
  • Perceptions of operations and command from the battlespace: the collaboration space Dr Leoni Warne, Irena Ali, Celina Pascoe and Mark Lewis
  • Book reviews

Issue 175 March/April - 2008

  • Preliminary pages
  • The compelling requirement to energy-proof the Australian Defence Force MAJ Martin White
  • Confidentiality: ethical problems for military professionals with two ‘masters’ CMDR David S. Goble and CAPT Joseph L. Lukaitis
  • The future of command and control: questions, observations and reflections Dr David Schmidtchen, Dr Sharon Boswell, Dr Mark Burnett, Dr Alex Kalloniatis and Dr Richard Taylor
  • The sorry state of military sociology in Australia Nick Jans
  • Integrating space effects into Australia’s joint operations SQNLDR Lyle Holt
  • The Standardisation problem: managing the obstacles to multilateral standardization and interoperability in networks LTCOL Ralph E. Giffin and Dr Darryn J. Reid
  • Operation TRIDENT: Points of interest and strategic lessons LEUT Michael Paes
  • Soldier to diplomat: the John Ryan story Michael Fogarty
  • Never Take Life very seriously Percy F. Titchener
  • Book reviews

Issue 174 November/December - 2007

  • Preliminary pages
  • The clash of cultures: command and control in joint warfare Dr A. Stephens
  • Theorising on information support to the organization: integration, differentiation and information value GPCAPT A.E. Dowse
  • When the effect of one thing depends on another: not a reason for complete pessimism Dr T.P. Hutchinson
  • Environment and security: what is the connection? Dr L. Elliott
  • A nettle grasped lightly: the introduction of the Australian Military Court MAJGEN The Hon Justice L. Roberts-Smith
  • Autonomous situation awareness: implications for future warfighting Dr P. Hew
  • Germanic influences on the evolution of strategic thought Dr. C. Stockings
  • Book resview

Issue 173 July/August - 2007

  • Preliminary pages
  • Opening Address: Planning for the future in the Australian Defence Force MAJGEN John Hartley (RET)
  • Keynote Address: What are the trends in international security over the next 20 years? Mr Max Boot
  • Combined civil-military responses to national and in ternational events GEN John Abizaid
  • Transformation requirements to meet emerging trends Mr Terry J. Pudas
  • Lessons learned from contemporary operations LTGEN Ken Gillespie
  • The ADF of the future ACM Angus Houston
  • ADF Responses to meet future contingencies RADM Russell Crane, LTGEN Peter Leahy, AIRMSHL Geoff Shepherd
  • What are the most likely military and wider national responses that may be required over the next 20 years? Deputy Commissioner John Lawler and Mr Michael Pezzullo
  • Will Australia have the economic, industrial and workforce skill base to support the ADF in 2020 and beyond? Mr Geoff Fray, Mr. Duncan Lewis and Mr Mark Thomson
  • Review Article: The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq reviewed by Professor Stephen Levine
  • Book reviews

Issue 172 March/April - 2007

  • Preliminary pages
  • Thirty-eight years in the vineyard: a valedictory address Mr Ric Smith
  • China’s international security cooperation with Southeast Asia Professor Carlyle A. Thayer
  • The strategic significance of the straights of Malacca COL Zubir Abdul Karim
  • The defence personnel environment scan 2025 Ms Jenny Reich, Mr John Hearps and LTCOL Andrew Cohn
  • Medical aspects of complex emergencies: the challenges of military health support to civilian populations LTCOL S.J. Neuhaus and MAJ F. Bridgewater
  • Courage when it really counts: observations from the modern ADF Dr Narelle Biedermann
  • The pros and cons of workforce specialization Dr David Schmidtchen
  • Fitting the man to the machine: the ADAPT project Associate professor Tim Olds, GPCAPT James Ross, Dr Peter Blanchonette and Dr David Stratton
  • The birth of forward air control: a Royal Australian Air Force innovation SQDLDR Carl Post
  • Book reviews

Issue 171 July/August - 2006

  • Preliminary pages
  • Chief of the Defence Force: Interview ACM A.G. Houston
  • Iraq truisms: five truisms for the ADF out of Iraq MAJGEN J.Molan
  • Pandemic influenza and national security Christian Enemark
  • Mao Zedong, meet Alfred Thayer Mahan: strategic theory and Chinese sea power James Holmes and Toshi Yoshihara
  • What the ADF must do to hold its own in the global war for talent: a five-point strategy Nick Jans and Jusy Frazer-Jans
  • Professional military education in Australia: Has it gone all terribly right? Dr David Cox and Dr Andrew O’Neil
  • Reorganising Air Force doctrine WGCDR R.P. Pizzuto
  • Aspirational concepts and their impact on classical maritime theories CMDR M.H. Miller
  • Review Article: The Somme – two reflections on a Battle John Donovan
  • Book reviews

Issue 170 March/April - 2006

  • Preliminary pages
  • Reflections on the future ADML Chris Barrie (RTD)
  • What do we do now? British commonwealth and American reactions to the separation of Malaysia and Singapore Brian P. Farrell
  • Australia’s Second World War strategic alliances LTCOL Richard Campbell
  • The Five Power defence arrangements: a case study in alliance longevity MAJ Gavin Keating
  • Science and technology for Australian network-centric warfare: function, form and fit Tim McKenna, Terry Moon, Richard Davis and Leoni Warne
  • A principal role for the army reserves: a capability for Australian homeland defence John Donovan
  • Defence, politics and the 2005 New Zealand general election Professor Stephen Levine
  • The strategic importance of Australian ports Semaphore, Issue 16, October 2005
  • Uninhabited Combat Air vehicles: challenges for the future Pathfinder, Issue 36, November 2005
  • The Ascendancy of electronic warfare Pathfinder issue 38, December 2005
  • Book reviews


2005-2001 Issues

Issue 169 November/December - 2005

  • Preliminary pages
  • Personality type and Military culture in the Anglo-West LTCOL H.Bondy
  • A comparison between the private sector and military approaches to organizational principles and values BRIG Peter Acutt
  • Human factors and the ‘can-do’ attitude: strength or weakness? Boyd Falconer
  • Military heroism: an Australian perspective Tony Vonthoff
  • A principal role for the army reserves: a capability for Australian homeland defence John Donovan
  • Information warfare: can the concept be applied to the war-on-drugs? Dr Hank Prunckun From the Service Study Centres – a selection of reprinted articles
  • Book reviews

Issue 168 July/August - 2005

  • Preliminary pages
  • CDF’s address to the Defence Senior Leadership Group ACM Angus Houston
  • RE-evaluating the Battle of Trafalgar Dr Gregory P. Gilbert
  • The Historical Lessons and Intellectual Rigour of Admiral Sir Herbert William Richmond CMDR Bruce McLennan
  • Detecting terrorist activity: defining the state’s ‘threshold of pain’ COL Andrew Smith
  • The health and wellbeing consequences of military deployment LTCOL Scott Kitchener From the service study centres – a selection of reprinted articles
  • Book reviews

Issue 167 March/April - 2005

  • Preliminary pages
  • Reflections GEN Peter Cosgrove
  • Making use of uncertainty: A different approach to Australian defence force capability development CPCAPT Peter Layton
  • The Australian prisoner of war experience and national identity LTCOL Roger Noble
  • Lethality in tactical air combat LEUT Tom Lewis
  • From the tribunal MAJGEN Peter Day (rtd) From the Warfare Studies Centres – a selection of reprinted article
  • Book reviews

Issue 166 March/April - 2005

  • Preliminary pages
  • Defence Update 2003: An adequate review of Australian defence policy? MAJ Riaz Ahmed
  • Defence of Australia as the primary determinant for ADF’s force structure MAJ Chee Wee Tan
  • The Machinery of Australian national security policy: changes, continuing prioblems and possibilities MAJ Gavin Keating
  • Australian women and war LTCOL Anthony McWatters
  • Book reviews

Issue 165 November/December - 2004

  • Preliminary pages
  • General Schwarzkopf: shaping the political environment in the 1991 Gulf War Michele Piercey
  • Rear Admiral Woodward: political influences during the Falklands War MAJ Darren Moore
  • Australian World War I Casualties: social impacts MAJ Helen Doyle
  • The Allied geographical section, 1942-46: forgotten by history CAPT Reuben Bowd
  • Injury prevention: Physical Training in the Australian Army CAPT Rod Goodall
  • Book reviews

Issue 164 July/August - 2004

  • Preliminary pages
  • Coaching and mentoring in the Australian army senior leader development program LTCOL L. Carroll
  • Completing the ‘War Book’: a practical defence workforce plan Luke Fraser
  • Decisive strike, criticality and homeland security Dr Christopher Flaherty
  • Book reviews

Issue 163 November/December - 2003

  • Preliminary pages
  • An Australian Defence Force Liaison Officer’s observations and insights from Operation Iraqi Freedom LTCOL Chris Field
  • International and Australian pre-emption theory Dr Christopher Flaherty
  • Designing an emergent capability based strategy – toward a new business planning paradigm? Pat Byrne
  • Federal election voting in East Timor: the PVT – EM experience MAJ Paul A. Rosenzweig
  • Book reviews

Issue 162 Sepember/October - 2003

  • Preliminary Pages
  • The relevance of Chaos Theory to operations Anton Kuruc
  • War as a whole: operational shock and operational art COL J.D. Kelly
  • The role of command and influence in Australian Multidimensional Manoeuvre theory Dr Christopher Flaherty
  • The German Army 1914-1945: the imperfect military learning organization LTCOL Roger Noble
  • Book Reviews

Issue 161 July/August - 2003

  • Preliminary pages
  • Political and Cultural issues that impact on the ability of states in South-East Asia to respond to regional security concern CAPT Peter Leschen, COL Thitinant Thanyasiri, WGCDR Tony Himdmarsh
  • The effects of the Bush Doctrine on commitments and alliances in South-East Asia Commander Franz-Josef Birkel, Mr Warren Karle and COL David Welch
  • Are the USA’s national interests in the Asia-Pacific region sufficient to keep America engaged in the region as the 21st century progresses? CAPT Shane Peachey
  • A new way of equipping Pastors and Priests for ADF chaplaincy Chaplain Peter Hayes and Chaplain Kevin Russell
  • Employment of Australian helicopters in Vietnam: strategic failure, operational pragmatism and tactical success LTCOL Chris Field
  • Book reviews

Issue 160 May/June - 2003

  • Preliminary pages
  • Australian national security thinking Dr Christopher Flaherty
  • The ethics of selective conscientious objection MAJ Keith Joseph
  • Lawful dissent and the modern Australian Defence Force Rhonda M. Wheate and LEUT Nial J. Wheate
  • Legal considerations for the introduction of drug and alcohol testing in the defence workplace COL Ross Boyd
  • ‘A new factor in these waters’ – the loss of HMAS Armidale John Bradford
  • Book reviews

Issue 159 March/April - 2003

  • Preliminary pages
  • Time sensitive targeting, operation Allied Force, and its implications for Australia WGCDR R.J. Keir
  • Have airmen sufficiently valued airlift? SQNLDR Andrew Clark
  • The application of knowledge management in defence LTCOL M.A. Dixon
  • British recapture of the Falkland Islands – a triumph of direct or indirect strategy? MAJ Dennis Malone
  • Book reviews

Issue 158 January/February - 2003

  • Preliminary Pages
  • Tactical understanding in the Australian army officer corps LTCOL Luke Carroll
  • Culture and organizational behavior at Australian defence headquarters Nick Jans and David Schmidtchen
  • Operational level of war joint campaign analysis: allied forces in Papua 21 July 1942-23 January 2943 LTCOL Chris Field
  • Capitalising on military revolution: lessons from the Grand Armee’s victory at Jena-Auerstadt MAJ Stuart McCarthy
  • Book Reviews

Issue 157 November/December - 2002

  • Preliminary pages
  • Education and training through e-learing, and the implications for defence SQNLDR J. Elkington
  • Rethinking the personnel-capability link Nick Jans and David Schmidtchen
  • Should the ADF Pursue state of the art capabilities in order to maintain a capability edge MAJ Mark O’Neill
  • Korean Operations 3RAR Raid on John 227 – 25 January 1952 LTCOL .B. Pears (ret)
  • Book reviews

Issue 156 Sepember/October - 2002

  • Preliminary Pages
  • What factors led to Australian military involvement in the Vietnam conflict between 1962 and 1972? LTCOL Chris Field
  • Detterence, Capacity and skill retention: some thoughts on the acquisition or removal of platforms within the Australian Defence Force LEUT Tom Lewis
  • The applicability of navigational rights under UNCLOS during times of armed conflict MAJ B.A. Wood
  • Mens est Clavis Victorai (The mind is the key to victory) LTCOL Philip R. Swinsburg
  • Book Reviews

Issue 155 July/August - 2002

  • Preliminary pages
  • Contemporary perspectives on national missile defence Lieutenant Reuben R.E. Bowd
  • Dissecting command and control with Occams’s Razor or Ask not what ‘command’ and ‘control’ means to you but what you mean by ‘command and control’ Dr Noel Sproles
  • Australian leadership – leading edge or luddite? CAPT Christopher Ruff
  • Does risk management cultivate a culture of risk avoidance CAPT I.D. Langford
  • Current and future command challenges for New Zealand defence force personnel Dr Joel Hayward
  • Book reviews

Issue 154 May/June - 2002

  • Preliminary pages
  • Building better personnel policy and practice for the Australian army CAPT D.J. Murray CAPT L.T. Jones and Rev. Assosciate Professor P.A. McGavin
  • The role of defence helath in military operations other than war – a research proposal BRIG Rob Atkinson
  • The Transformation – strategic change within the South African National Defence Force LTCOL Murray Davies
  • General Sir John Monash: What Relevance to command in the 21st Century? MAJ Dominic Nicholl
  • Book reviews

Issue 153 March/April - 2002

  • Preliminary pages
  • Attaining 54,000? Thomas Schindlmayer and CMDR Peter Ong
  • The Massachusetts Military reservation and its lessons for the Australian Defence organization LTCOL M. Kavanagh
  • Future warfare in the information age MAJ Peter Schofield
  • The requirement for specialist army electronic warfare officers MAJ M.J. Kitchin
  • Transforming the officer initial training faculty of the Royal Australian Naval College LEUT Jason J. Kirwin
  • Book reviews

Issue 152 January/February - 2002

  • Preliminary Pages
  • The Integration of joint and single service doctrine – ensuring maritime, land and air concepts are understood and applied CAPT P.D. Leschen
  • Leading thirsty horses to water: high performance cultures and ADF capability Nick Jans and Judy Frazer-Jans
  • The fundamentals of junior officer training CAPT C.R. Smith
  • Embracing positive and transformational change in the Australian army – a bridge too far? LTCOL D.J. McGuire
  • Manoeuvre CAPT S. Davison
  • Innovation and Exploration: the purpose and characteristics of military experimentation Dean K. Bowley and Michael J. Brennan
  • Book Reviews

Issue 151 November/December - 2001

  • Preliminary pages
  • The role of professional mastery in the Australian army MAJ Mark Dixon
  • The C2 triad or making muddy waters clear Dr Noel Sproles
  • Interoperability for joint and coalition operations Thea Clarke and Dr Terry Moon
  • Australia’s defence industrial base: A Canadian view MAJ J.C. Stone
  • Military medical ethics: issues for 21st century operations LTCOL Susan Neuhaus, MAJ Franklin Bridgewater and MAJ David Kilcullen
  • Book reviews

Issue 150 Sepember/October - 2001

  • Preliminary Pages
  • Australia’s regional environment blunting the knowledge edge? LTCOL Dean K.Bowley and MAJ Steven R. Brewer
  • Australian perspectives on network centric warfare: pragmatic approaches with limited resources Ed Kruzins and Jason Scholz
  • A Force for all seasons…and all the right reasons LCDR John P. Robinson
  • UNTAC and INTERFET – a comparative analysis BRIG Steve Ayling and Ms Sarah Guise
  • Overcoming learned helplessness James Wran
  • Book Reviews

Issue 149 July/August - 2001

  • Preliminary pages
  • US-Australian Defence Cooperation MAJ Jonathon O. Gackle
  • Joint warfare – Australia’s approach to joint operations A. Behm, R. Allen, COL M. Goodyer and J. Tregurtha
  • Accidental discharges Dr Bob Hall
  • Is increasing gender equity in the ADF improving operational capability MAJ L. Nemitschenko
  • The Blamey option Hon Peter Reith
  • Soldiers of the Anzac mounted division and nurses of the 14th Australian general hospital – desert correspondence in WWI Ruth Rae
  • Book reviews

Issue 148 May/June - 2001

  • Preliminary pages
  • Field Marshall Sir Thomas Blamey Centenary Oration MAJGEN K.G. Cooke
  • Sir Thomas Blamey: Chief Commissioner of the Victorian Police Chief Commissioner Neil Comrie
  • Understanding the office of the Governor-General of Australia The Right Hon Sir Zelman Cowen
  • Blamey and national security BRIG P.J. Greville
  • Manpower limits on the Australian war effort The Right Hon Sir Paul Hasluck
  • Field Marshall Sir Thomas Blamey and the Australian Army Professor David Horner
  • Military leadership General Sir Francis Hassett
  • Blamey and training for war General Sir Philip Bennett
  • Anzac values – the path travelled and the road ahead MAJGEN P.R. Philips
  • Book reviews

Issue 147 March/April - 2001

  • Preliminary pages
  • The White Paper – our strategy Admiral C.A. Barrie
  • Our Strategic journey Allan Hawke
  • The White Paper’s impact on the Navy VADM D. Shakleton
  • Blue print for future army LTGEN P. Cosgrove
  • Defence 2000 – our future defence force and the RAAF AIRMSHL E. McCormack
  • After the White Paper: eight key challenges that lie ahead Dr Ross Babbage
  • Defence 2000 – our future defence force ‘the edn of round one?’ CDRE Sam Bateman
  • Steady-as-you-go Associate Professor Anthony Bergin
  • The Politics of the defence white paper: illuding the public –again Graeme Cheeseman
  • Australia’s best defence White Paper? Professor Paul Dibb
  • The politics of the White Paper Graeme Dobell
  • A primary strategic partner – can we afford it? AIRMSHL S.D. Evans (rtd)
  • The problem of distance RADM Richard Hill (rtd)
  • The 2000 White Paper – a personal view Michael O’Connor
  • A considered view The Hon D.F. Quigley
  • Book reviews

Issue 146 January/February - 2001

  • Preliminary Pages
  • From transformation to transcendence: cultural change at the Australian Defence Force Academy 1989-1998 SQNLDR J.R. Leonard
  • Developing creativity and innovation through the practice of mission command LTCOL David Schmistchen
  • Sectarianism’s last stand? Mannix, Manzies and the 1954 Duntroon colours controversy WGCDR John Steinback
  • Information operations: cornerstone of an RMA? V.C. Sobolewski
  • Job Rotation and Military capability: benefits, certainly – but is anyone counting the cost? Nick Jans and Judy Frazer-Jans
  • Book Reviews


2000-1996 Issues

Issue 145 November/December - 2000

  • Preliminary pages
  • The relevance of Manoeuvre warfare to the Australian Army in the information age MAJ David McGuire
  • Some aspects of the Revolution in Military Affairs and the impact on the ADF COL M. Goodyer
  • Leadership skills for APS Managers in Defence Jacinta Carroll
  • Non-combat occupational stress and fatigue: a review of factors and measurement issues for the ADF CAPT S.K. Brooks, Professor D.G. Byrne and MAJ S.E. Hodson
  • Tilrotors and the Australian Defence Force LCDR Tim Leonard
  • Book reviews

Issue 144 Sepember/October - 2000

  • Preliminary Pages
  • Future Warfare concepts: desiging the future defence force BRIG S.H. Ayling
  • The rapid, decisive operation: a construct for an America way of war in the 21st century COL David J. Ozolek
  • Impact of RMA on command and control – an SAF perspective LTCOL Hugh Lim
  • The RMA, C2 and coalition operations CAPT Xavier Rolin
  • The RMA in South-East Asia: Security and external defence Mr J.N. Mak
  • Revolution in Military Affairs: a new guide for China’s military modernization Dr You Ji
  • RMA in ASEAN: the alternatives to security RADM Werapon Waranon
  • ‘Not the size of the dog in the fight…’ RMA – the ADF application AIRCDR John N. Blackburn, CMDR Lee Cordner and BRIG Michael A. Swan
  • Network-enabled force synchronization Dr Jason B. Scholz
  • Fabrizio’s Choice: organizational change and the revolution in military affairs debate Michael Evans
  • Revolutionising Australia’s approach to revolutionary times Graeme Cheeseman
  • Book Reviews

Issue 143 July/August - 2000

  • Preliminary pages
  • Defence Review 2000: Our Future Defence Force. Comments by:
  • The Hon John Moore
  • Masahiro Akiyama
  • Dr Ross Babbage
  • General J. Baker
  • Commodore Sam Bateman
  • Dr Coral Bell
  • Associate Professor A. Bergin
  • Graeme Cheeseman
  • Professor Paul Dibb
  • Graeme Dobell
  • Air Marshall S.D. Evans
  • Robert Garran
  • Rear Admiral Richard Hill
  • Admiral M.W. Hudson
  • Professor Robyn Lim
  • Michael O’Connor
  • Robert O’Neill
  • Honorable Derek Quigley
  • Lieutenant General J. Sanderson
  • Thomas-Durell Young
  • Jusuf Wanandi
  • Book reviews

Issue 142 May/June - 2000

  • Preliminary pages
  • Rich organization, poor organization: defence performance and military leadership BRIG Nick Jans (ret)
  • Improving the development and use of human resources in the Australian defence force: key concpets for strategic management LT L.T. Jones, LT D. Murray, Associate Professor P.A. McGavin
  • The dragon looks south CAPT Anton Nugroho
  • An architectural framework for the Australia army’s tactical communication system Dr M.R. Frater and Dr M.J. Ryan
  • A humanitarian role and capability enhancement fot he primary casualty receiving facility LEUT Fabian Purcell
  • The Challenge of ‘new times’: developing a doctrine for an uncertain future Dr. Alan Ryan
  • Book reviews

Issue 141 March/April - 2000

Issue 140 January/February - 2000

  • Preliminary Pages
  • The relationship between information and technical advances and the RMA LTCOL D.A. Harris (Rtd)
  • Value-adding in the military MAJ S. Harris, LTCOL P.Smith, LTCOL A.B. McLaren, Rev. Associate Professor P.A. McGavin
  • Australian Population and workforce trends MAJ David Schmidtchen
  • The relevance of a concept of cooperative security Lieutenant Commander W.M. Heron
  • What are Information operations? Brian Alsop
  • Measuring the value of the Australia Services Cadet Scheme Dr W.H. Jones (rtd)
  • The ‘Maritimeness’ of Australia Lieutenant Commander P.J. Leary
  • Analysis of the NATO information campaign – in the war against Yugoslavia MAJ M. Smith
  • Better than Monash MAJ S.J. Watts
  • Book Reviews

Issue 139 November/December - 1999

  • Preliminary pages
  • Army’s fundamentals of land warfare: a doctrine for ‘new times’? Dr Graeme Cheeseman
  • A short introduction to alternative futures LTCOL Ian Wing
  • Increasing the operational effectiveness of women in the Australian Defence Force LEUT Sarah Chapman
  • From exclusion to submarines – the integration of Australian women naval volunteers Kathryn Spurling
  • A footnote in history December 1941: The Japanese invasion of Thailand SQNLDR Kevin Smythe
  • Book reviews

Issue 138 Sepember/October - 1999

  • Preliminary Pages
  • The continuing relevance of the ANZUS treaty LTCOL Mark Lockhart
  • The genocidal events in Bosnia-Herzegovina and the international community’s ability to deter future ‘ethnic cleansing’ MAJ John Hutcheson
  • Joint operations: an essential aspect of today’s armed forces CAPT B.A Wood
  • Mandatory retirement and age discrimination in the Australian Defence Force LEUT Sarah Chapman
  • Does present international communication fuel the concept of a global village? Amber McKinnon
  • Mobility: what effect does it have on Australian Defence Force personnel? Donna Bull
  • Regional focus and low intensity conflict response organisations MAJ Greg Smith
  • Back to the future: airships in the defence of Australian sovereignty Dr John Bruni
  • Australia’s Air strike capability: a personal and critical perspective SQNLDR Keith Joiner
  • Book Reviews

Issue 137 July/August - 1999

  • Preliminary pages
  • Re-thinking the psychological contract between army and its people MAJ David Schmidtchen
  • The Cambodian genocide: causes and aftermath MAJ M.J. Dugdale
  • Linking sensors and shooters in the ADF LTCOL C.W. Orme, MAJ J. Thomas and CAPT D. Graham
  • Deep strike capability – the cutting edge of deterrence WGCDR Premchand Kainikara
  • Selective conscientious objection and the Australian Defence Force LTCOL Ian Wing
  • Deterring terrorism: reality or wishful thinking? Gaetano Joe Ilardi
  • Enforcement of international humanitarian law MAJ B. Worswick
  • Leadership development: a case of teaching individuals to juggle complexity E.J. Stevenson
  • Book reviews

Issue 136 May/June - 1999

  • Preliminary pages
  • What has gone wrong CAPT M.A.J Watson
  • Strategy and crisis BRIG J.J.A. Wallace
  • Peace development Dan Baschiera
  • Comparing Australian and New Zealand Defence and foreign policy Flight Lieutenant S.A. Madsen
  • The importance of training needs analysis in integrated logistic support Lieutenant Commander Jim Kenny
  • Unconventional warfare – an overview MAJ R.C. Moor
  • Book reviews

Issue 135 March/April - 1999

  • Preliminary pages
  • The unique qualities of Indonesian Islam Lieutenant Commander P. Flynn
  • Indonesia’s Defence policy MAJ D.M. McNicholas
  • A sub-regional security system for South-East Asia Lieutenant Commander M.W. Heron
  • Civilian support to military operations under international humanitarian law Stewart Fenwick
  • Breaking the spears: HMAS Tobruk’s involvement in truce monitoring operations in Bougainville Commander A.K. du Toit
  • Postmodernism and the implications for the development of leadership doctrine in the Australian army CAPT J.B. R. Philips
  • Helmuth von Moltke and the rise of the war planning system LEUT Rob McLaughlin
  • Book reviews

Issue 134 January/February - 1999

  • Preliminary Pages
  • Change, people and Australia’s defence capability for the new century ADM C.A. Barrie
  • Allocation and retention in the Australian regular army MAJ Anne N Goyne
  • The ABRI intelligence apparatus Corporal Matthew N Davies
  • The relevance of the knowledge edge Professor Paul Dibb
  • Simulation in a tactical environment BRIG Peter Leahy and Mick Reily
  • Planning for military operations other than war Dr Jennifer Morrison Taw
  • Book Reviews

Issue 133 November/December - 1998

  • Preliminary pages
  • Mercenaries and the ‘Sandline Affair’ Lieutenant Genevieve Ebbeck
  • Should NATO Enlarge? The pros and cons Dr Johanna Granville
  • Airborne forces: the twenty-first century’s rapid dominance solution MAJ T. Basan
  • A re-evaluation of the role of the Australian task force in Vietnam MAJ Andrew Drayton
  • Book reviews

Issue 132 Sepember/October- 1998

  • Preliminary Pages
  • Australasian Defence 2048 – an alternative future LTCOL Ian Wing
  • International peace laws of the environment and the Australian Defence Force MAJ R.G. Sharp
  • How sharp a sword? MAJ A.J. Smith
  • The Australian Indonesian security agreement GPCAPT Brenton Crowhurst
  • A framework for a unified decision making process CAPT T. Basan
  • First AIF enlistment patterns and reasons for their variation COL K.H. Jobson
  • Book Reviews

Issue 131 July/August - 1998

Issue 130 May/June - 1998

Issue 129 March/April - 1998

Issue 128 January/February - 1998

Issue 127 November/December - 1997

Issue 126 Sepember/October - 1997

Issue 125 July/August - 1997

Issue 124 May/June - 1997

Issue 123 March/April - 1997

Issue 122 January/February - 1997

Issue 121 November/December - 1996

Issue 120 September/October - 1996

Issue 119 July/August - 1996

Issue 118 May/June - 1996

Issue 117 March/April - 1996

Issue 116 January/February - 1996