Dr Albert Palazzo is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Humanities and Social Sciences at UNSW-Canberra. Previously, he was the long-serving Director of War Studies in the Australian Army Research Centre, a part of the Future Land Warfare Branch in Army Headquarters. He has published widely on Australian military history as well as the future character of war. Amongst his many books are The Australian Army: A History of its Organisation; The Battle of Crete and Planning to Not Lose: The Australian Army's New Philosophy of War. His current research focus is on the potential of the Strategic Defensive to serve as the basis of Australia's defence policy. His next book is forthcoming from the US Army, Army University Press and is titled: Climate Change and National Security: The Implications for the Military.