Working Paper 09 Initiating a Coherent Approach to the Development of RAAF Space Doctrine
Working Paper 08 Aerospace Issues from the Iraq War: Imponderables and Pointers
Working Paper 07 Towards Managing Uncertainty: Coupling Experimentation With Rapid Prototyping
Working Paper 06 General Sir Edmund Allenby’s Joint Operations in Palestine, 1917-18, August 2002
British Prime Minister Lloyd George was disappointed over the results of the offensive he had pressed for at Arras in April 1917. He turned his hopes from the Western Front in France to the Middle East. A victory in Southern Palestine leading to the capture of Jerusalem could serve to bolster flagging spirits on the conduct of the war and perhaps lead to the defeat of Turkey. Such an undertaking needed a capable general, one that was experienced and confident, able to inspire a force that had stagnated under the diffident leadership of General Sir Archibald Murray. General Sir Edmund Allenby, having been removed from his command of the 3rd British Army by Haig after Arras, was an ideal candidate.
Working Paper 05 Armies, Stealth Fighters and Homeland Defence
A diverse range of responses to the attacks on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon, including military, diplomatic, economic and social measures, is already being pursued against the organisation primarily responsible, the Al Qaeda network, and its sponsors, and will be extended in the future. This paper is concerned with military responses.Two aspects of the war against terrorism as demonstrated by the American-led military campaign against Al Qaeda and the Taliban demand the serious attention of responsible officials.
Working Paper 04 The Changing Security Paradigm: The Post-Cold War World, Globalisation, Ethno-Nationalism and the Effect on Australia’s Security
This paper analyses how global factors may influence the Australian national security policy and framework. It addresses Australia’s outlook after the end of the Cold War and its initial conceptualisation of the ‘New World Order’. In looking at what happened to the New World Order, it attempts to identify where Australia fits in to the new global security paradigm. The paper goes on to assess the salient issues of the New World Order, such as globalisation and ethno-nationalism, that Australian policymakers need to address in their decision-making in the next decade. In doing so, it identifies the specific characteristics of globalisation and ethno-nationalism that Australian security planners need to comprehend in order to participate effectively in global security dynamics.The exigencies of Australia’s security are also briefly addressed in the context of the changes to the international order this decade. The paper also briefly situates Australia’s position in regard to its critical bilateral alliance with the United States and its relationships in the region.
Working Paper 03 Kosovo Targeting - A Bureaucratic and Legal Nightmare: The Implications for US/Australian Interoperability
Immediately prior to Operation Allied Force,2 President Clinton of the United States of America (US) announced to the nation that he would not commit ground troops to Kosovo. It was to be an air war — a re-run of the successful use of air power in Operation Desert Storm in the 1991 Gulf War — and a strategy conducive to ‘zero casualties’ for US forces. This essay discusses how the legal and moral judgements of leaders were challenged.