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    Australian Army's Land Power Forum

    Just getting set up and still much to figure out in terms of risk acceptance in comments etc but worth keeping on the radar.

    http://www.army.gov.au/Our-future/Blog

    Land Power Forum is a public...
  2. New Paper: Herding cats: the evolution of the ADFs media embedding program

    Like other Western military forces, the ADF has used deployments since Vietnam to develop appropriate mechanisms to support media access to its operations. The ADFs advances in this regard, like...
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    Found Secret War Against Hanoi by Schultz in the...

    Found Secret War Against Hanoi by Schultz in the 2nd Hand book store down the road. Got a bit repetitive in the middle but overall not a bad read. Highlights that frustrations we have today with...
  4. 120mm ... Thank you. Thank you very much ;) ...

    120mm ... Thank you. Thank you very much ;)
    Great post over on the DIME blog as a result of the latest RS shenanigans that I now have printed above my desk in full view of the Combat Engineer and...
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    Finally got some down time to get a bit of...

    Finally got some down time to get a bit of reading done.

    Cracked through The Fourth Star http://www.amazon.com/Fourth-Star-Generals-Struggle-Future/dp/0307409066/ref=pd_ys_iyr6 pretty quickly....
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    damn I just missed the sky falling (again). ...

    damn I just missed the sky falling (again).

    Perhaps we're just wired differently from yll but there is no evidence whatsover of this occuring down here (if anything the thing that keeps getting...
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    Bit late but ...

    Hi guys

    haven't been on for a while but thought this might add to the discussion if you can find it.

    I recently used a paper from American Psychologist to expand on a concept I had about...
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    Burn it ... Burn it with fire:eek:

    Burn it ... Burn it with fire:eek:
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    Did a couple over leave (in between struggling...

    Did a couple over leave (in between struggling through some old Wilber Smith's ... that guy could do with a good editor):

    Finally finished The Men Who Persevered (Australian Army Training Team in...
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    Some Good News from Oruzgan -- Sabi found

    In a surprising (but brilliant) tale of escape and evasion, Sabi, the Explosive Detection Dog, has been found safe and well after more then 12 months MIA in Oruzgan. Sabi was caught up in a major...
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    If you want his 1st Earth Battalion Field Manual...

    If you want his 1st Earth Battalion Field Manual OM-1 it is here

    I am pretty sure that if you download it someone will notice though :eek:

    Reading it makes you long for the day that doctrine...
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    Just finished Dexter Filkin's The Forever War....

    Just finished Dexter Filkin's The Forever War. Easily one of the most enjoyable books I've read this year. For a journo he does a bloody good job at describing the lunacy of half the things that...
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    For us this whole design process has been about...

    For us this whole design process has been about devloping understanding. The diagrams are more for the team than they are for briefing. We understand what they mean but passing that on is difficult....
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    It is in our final as attached in my second post...

    It is in our final as attached in my second post above ... the big black line which when I brief is the major point of emphasis ... all the words in the world matter little if what the Afghans see...
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    Final

    If anyone is all that interested ... here's what we came up with in the end.

    Caveats

    It supports the design team's articulation of the problem and so may not make much sense to the rest of...
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    Sir you've hit the nail on the head and pretty...

    Sir

    you've hit the nail on the head and pretty much summed up my issues with 'design' focus we're heading along where apparently it is more about the 'journey of discovery' than it is about any...
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    Causal Link Diagram -- AFG Information

    Hi Guys

    we're head down in 'design' problem at the moment and I had to map the Info element of the current AFG mission as best I could. In our intial work we identified info as a key leverage...
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    If only they had listened ... we had some locals...

    If only they had listened ... we had some locals up the road get slotted by a DBIED in 2005 near Kandahar. Wasn't much left of ol' Eeyore after that either.
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    Actually ... handing out pamphlets without an...

    Actually ... handing out pamphlets without an ability to communicate F2F and explain the meaning behind the stick figures is the issue ... not the product itself. Handbills have very good success in...
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    A simple fix practice the art of mission...

    A simple fix

    practice the art of mission command in the information battlespace. We're so caught up on approvals and authorisations that we are never ahead of the curve. Lets allow our...
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    Had a four-hour session with him today ......

    Had a four-hour session with him today ... honestly he's one of the only things keeping me sane at the moment

    Jas
  22. My apologies for dragging up a somewhat dated...

    My apologies for dragging up a somewhat dated thread but I'm head down preparing a position paper on the applicability of design for us as part of my staff college work.

    Been reading far too much...
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    Any Chance?

    Entropy

    any chance you could add the Oruzgan/Dai Kundi provincial boundary in (shouldn't change your data too much as the green bit is essentially Dai Kundi) ... I could then very definitely use...
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    My head hurts

    Just capped of The Logic of Failure by Dietrich Dorner as part of the reading for the complex planning elective I'm currently doing.

    Still not sure what to take away from all his research. It's...
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    Just finished it today after having read Gen Kill...

    Just finished it today after having read Gen Kill a couple of years ago ... my thoughts on Nate Fick are exactly the same as yours.

    Interestingly I picked up a H/C from a second hand store without...
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