Analysis

Preparing for the future – tactical planning for the RAN

Preparing for the future – tactical planning for the RAN

20050624ran8095808_035By Lieutenant Commander J A Edmondson*
NAVAL warfare officers spend the majority of their early careers at sea in the RAN either in single naval units or in modestly sized naval task groups. They are extensively trained in naval tactical planning on Principal Warfare Officer (PWO) course and use this training operationally at sea. However, the majority only get a rudimentary exposure to Joint planning or tactical planning in the land environment.

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If China’s Goliath threatens Asia, then arm David

If China’s Goliath threatens Asia, then arm David

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THERE is a Goliath menacing the western Pacific. China’s construction of three huge artificial islands with obvious military capacity in the South China Sea has already destabilized the security equilibrium in the region. So we should arm David, Jerry Hendrix argues.

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World naval developments – December 2015

World naval developments – December 2015

F-35B thumbThe British Government’s Strategic Defence and Security Review (SDSR) responds to a new security environment in which major governments (Russia) are at least as threatening as insurgents (ISIL and its friends), Norman Friedman writes in his monthly review of world naval developments.

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