The Battles Before: Case Studies of Australian Army Leadership after the Vietnam War

The Battles Before: Case Studies of Australian Army Leadership after the Vietnam War

by David Connery

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781925520194
Publisher: Big Sky Publishing
Publication date: 07/17/2017
Series: Australian Military History Series , #3
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.60(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

Colonel David Connery graduated from Officer Cadet School Portsea and served in artillery units, Army Headquarters, Strategic Policy Division and other appointments ranging from Director Strategic Analysis to Commanding Officer, University of New South Wales Regiment. David holds a PhD from the Australian National University (ANU), and Masters degrees from the ANU, University of Sydney and University of Canberra.

He is currently Deputy Director (Academic, Outreach and Research) at the National Security College, ANU

Table of Contents

Australian Military History Series iv

Acknowledgments v

Foreword vi

Introduction David Connery viii

Abbreviations xviii

Chapter 1 The strategic builder: risk management and the Army's force structure after Vietnam David Connery 1

Chapter 2 The strategic leader: orders only go so far David Connery 14

Chapter 3 The strategic director: ambiguity, the Army and the East Timor crisis of 1999 David Connery 31

Chapter 4 The strategic builder: creating an adaptive army for the future Bob Breen 49

Chapter 5 Steward of the profession': making generals Luke Carroll 64

Conclusion Preparing for strategic leadership Peter Leahy 85

Endnotes 99

Authors Biographies 116

Index 117

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