Tag Archive for: "history"
Are we having the right submarine debate?

After reading Peter Briggs’ excellent posts on why Australia should build its own submarines (here and here), it occurred to me that we may be missing a more important element of the discussion. Recently, I …

Learning from experience: the lessons of Collins

Late last year Benjamin Schreer speculated on what 2015 might hold for the Australia–Japan security relationship. One of the issues he identified as being important in its development was that of potential cooperation on Australia’s …

Army: hone on the range?

John Blaxland concludes his important book, The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard, by setting out key future challenges for the Army: ‘… reinvest in skills to enable closer and more effective engagement in Australia’s …

A century of official war histories

Last month marked the centenary of the first shots of the Great War. This month, last Saturday to be precise, marks the centenary of the inauguration of a crucial element in the way that Australia …