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“Our traditional way that we differentiate between peace and war is insufficient …….we think of being at peace or war…our adversaries
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In collaboration with the Air Power Development Centre, ACSACS is pleased to announce the details of the latest Sir James Rowland Seminar.
by DL Johnston, AO Vice Admiral, RAN
Vice Chief of the Defence Force
OPSEC requires constant monitoring to ensure it addresses the identified vulnerabilities and mitigates the assessed risks. It may be that this needs to occur not only in the chain of command, but by Defence publications as well.
Over the last few years, the subject of gaming has returned to the mainstream of professional military education around the world. Here, Darren Huxley reflects on how the Australian War College is using a common commercial board game, Diplomacy, to deepen its student's pursuit of strategic acumen.
Mental models help our thinking to creatively apply force and craft durable and comprehensive strategies. We need to lift our thinking, and our doctrine, out of the peace-war mental model and into one that acknowledges constant competition and its temporal conditions of cooperation and conflict.
The world is not neat. International competition is intensifying across all elements of national power including multi-instrument statecraft below the threshold of war. We need mental models to think simply about complex challenges, but that do not make us lose sight of our multi-faceted and changing world.