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#selfsustain – Delving into the dark recesses – how do we sustain self-reliance? – David Beaumont

Editorial Note: On 11 April 2019, the Sir Richard Williams Foundation is holding a seminar examining high-intensity operations and sustaining self-reliance. The aim of the seminar, building on previous seminars and series looking at #jointstrike [...]

By |March 31st, 2019|Categories: #Selfsustain, Australian Army, Australian Defence Force, Logistics, Royal Australian Navy|Tags: , |Comments Off on #selfsustain – Delving into the dark recesses – how do we sustain self-reliance? – David Beaumont

Exercise Red Flag 19-1: Perspectives from the Ground – Jenna Higgins

Military exercises provide an opportunity to observe how Defence doctrine is put into action in the field. Here, Jenna Higgins provides lessons and reflections from her participation in Exercise Red Flag 19-1. As March rolls [...]

By |March 27th, 2019|Categories: #highintensitywar, 5th Generation Air Power, Air Power, Royal Australian Air Force, Training|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Exercise Red Flag 19-1: Perspectives from the Ground – Jenna Higgins

A nation needs more than a DIME – Konstantin Khomko

We welcome Konstantin Khomko to The Central Blue with a thoughtful exploration of how we think about national power. He suggests that contemporary circumstances require a more expansive and flexible approach to understand and apply [...]

By |March 24th, 2019|Categories: National Power, Strategy|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on A nation needs more than a DIME – Konstantin Khomko

China’s Regional Bomber and its Implications – James Bosbotinis

The US Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) published an unclassified assessment of Chinese military developments on 15 January 2019. The report, China Military Power: Modernizing a Force to Fight and Win, disclosed that China is developing [...]

#SciFi, #AI and the Future of War: AugoStrat Awakenings, Part IIMick Ryan

We are pleased to welcome back Mick Ryan with the second instalment of his short story AugoStrat Awakenings. You can find the first part of this story here. The bright lights and screens of the [...]

By |March 10th, 2019|Categories: AI, Australian Defence Force, Fiction, Future Warfare, Science Fiction|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on #SciFi, #AI and the Future of War: AugoStrat Awakenings, Part IIMick Ryan

#SciFi, #AI, and the Future of War: Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesChris McInnes

The Terminator series is something of a touchstone for popular thinking regarding artificial intelligence. Chris McInnes joins the #SciFi, #AI, and the Future of War series to discuss the insights of Terminator 3: Rise of [...]

By |March 3rd, 2019|Categories: AI, Fiction, Future Warfare, Science Fiction|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on #SciFi, #AI, and the Future of War: Terminator 3: Rise of the MachinesChris McInnes