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Development of an ADF Integrated Air and Missile Capability to Combat Advanced Air and Missile Threats - 2019 Wrigley Prize Winner

Access to foreign bases has long been a critical enabler of the ADF, and ongoing access will be key to Australia’s future security. In the past, these Forward Operating Bases (FOB) were considered relatively secure, however continual improvements to the range and accuracy of missiles acquired by adversarial militaries have made these bases attractive targets, being the seemingly soft underbelly of western militaries.

In order to continue utilisation of FOBs, and to guarantee the safety of deployed forces, the ADF cannot remain idle to the threat of advanced air and missile attacks. As such Australia must look to develop its Air and Missile Defence (AMD) capabilities in order to remain secure in future operations.

The aim of the essay is to discuss a range of AMD design and operating concepts to inform the development of an ADF Integrated AMD (IAMD) capability.

This essay will be structured into four key areas: western nations’ historical and future reliance on FOBs to project power; the emerging threat of powerful state and non-state actors; Australia’s response to emerging air and missile threats; and, IAMD design and operational concepts in an Australian context.

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Harrison Gray
Working Paper 06 General Sir Edmund Allenby’s Joint Operations in Palestine
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Stand Alone Publication / Monograph
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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.

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John Mordike
Working Paper 05 Armies, Stealth Fighters and Homeland Defence
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Stand Alone Publication / Monograph
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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.

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Alan Stephens
Working Paper 03 Kosovo Targeting
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Stand Alone Publication / Monograph
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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.

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Kathryn Cochrane
Working Paper 02 The Application of Risk Management Methods to the Employment of Civilians in an Area of Operations
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Working Paper 02 The Application of Risk Management Methods to the Employment of Civilians in an Area of Operations

The ADF is increasingly reliant on civilian industry for the provision of various support services. Commercial support options may be loosely divided into two types: those that aim to replace Service-provided support with a commercial equivalent, and those that aim to augment or provide additional support options by facilitating the use of commercial providers without impact on the Services’ force structures.

By
Peter McLennan
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