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Australian Army Journal Volume 20 Number 1

In his introduction, Deputy Chief of Army notes that this issue of the Australian Army Journal includes articles, speeches and book reviews covering land warfare, theoretical concepts for how Army might respond to changes to warfare and lessons for strategic thinking. These provide alternative points of focus, new thinking and optimism as Army continues to implement directions from the Defence Strategic Review.

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Resetting the Australian Army Negotiating the 2023 Defence Strategic Review

Dr Albert Palazzo identifies the key aspects of the Defence Strategic Review and their importance to Army, highlighting that the overall message is positive for the land force. Using a number of historical reviews to illustrate how Army has responded to government directed defence policy re-assessments in the past, Palazzo points to a trajectory for contemporary capability renewal.

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Urban Warfare: A Practitioner’s Annotated Bibliography

'Urban Warfare – A Practitioners Annotated Bibliography’ provides access to a wealth of resources about urban warfare to military practitioners. In it, the AARC has collated over 500 papers, articles and reports on the topic of urban warfare. Each resource listed in the bibliography is directly or indirectly, accessible online, including many examples that would not otherwise be readily located using online search engines.

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This Strategic Assessment provides insights into the global supply chain issues that will shape Defence’s ability to maintain adequate war stocks of strike weapons. It discusses the impact of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on Western stockpiles, the diversification of rare earth processing and the increasing pressure on Western militaries to secure their stockpiles of strike weapons. These topics have been emphasised on the basis of their significance to long-term strategic decision making, the formation of narratives, and their potential influence on capability development and the future force outlined in the 2023 Defence Strategic Review (DSR).
This Spotlight Brief examines Russia’s combined-arms approach during its invasion of Ukraine in 2022. To provide context, it discusses the primary Russian tactical unit of action, the Battalion Tactical Group. It subsequently explores a range of observations on the application of combined-arms at the tactical level during the initial phases of the invasion. It concludes by offering a number of deductions pertinent to the Australian Army’s own application of combined-arms.
This Spotlight Brief describes the events of the 2022 Russian invasion of Ukraine, part of the ongoing Russo-Ukrainian War. This analysis is in three parts: first, it examines the broad composition of the Russian and Ukrainian Armed Forces; second, it discusses the first phase of the invasion from February-April outlining the major operational level actions; and third, it discusses the invasion’s second phase covering the April-June period.
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In his introduction, Deputy Chief of Army notes that this issue of the Australian Army Journal includes articles, speeches and book reviews covering land warfare, theoretical concepts for how Army might respond to changes to warfare and lessons for strategic thinking. These provide alternative points of focus, new thinking and optimism as Army continues to implement directions from the Defence Strategic Review.
The term ‘scalability’ is in widespread usage both inside and outside of Defence. However, there is a lack of a coherent conceptual, theoretical and practical framework for practitioners. In this Occasional Paper, author Dr Renée Kidson provides the foundation knowledge necessary to start the scalability journey, whether your business is warfighting, leading a public agency, turning a profit or running a charity.
While militaries publicly declared an interest in robotic and autonomous systems (RAS), no documented wide-scale deployments of weapon systems exist. This paper co-branded with RAND identifies a promising range of RAS technologies with military implications and evaluates the potential barriers to their widespread adoption.
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    Land Power Forum

    The Land Power Forum blog is published by the Australian Army Research Centre in order to generate discussion and debate about the future of Army.

    It is a forum for informed analysis, commentary, thoughts and ideas. Contributions are welcomed from stakeholders, subject matter experts and those interested in future land warfare.