Territorial Withdrawal as Multilateral Bargaining: Revisiting Israel’s ‘Unilateral’ Withdrawals from Gaza and Southern Lebanon

ROB GEIST PINFOLD Dr. Rob Geist Pinfold is a Post-Doctoral Researcher at the University of Haifa and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Department of War Studies, King’s College London The research area of territorial withdrawal continues to polarise scholars. Theorists are irreconcilably divided regarding questions of agency: is withdrawal primarily affected by the global… Read More Territorial Withdrawal as Multilateral Bargaining: Revisiting Israel’s ‘Unilateral’ Withdrawals from Gaza and Southern Lebanon

Embracing failure to find winning formulas

ALI RUSSELL-BROOKES Ali Russell-Brookes is a Royal Air Force Officer and student on the Advanced Command and Staff Course. She is studying for a Masters by Research with King’s College London, examining the implications on leadership for the Future Force. Using failure in the pursuit of success seems a little oxymoronic when you think about… Read More Embracing failure to find winning formulas

HMS Warrior’s Ignominy: (AI) Technology Adoption Lessons

JASON VAUGHAN Jason Vaughan is an engineer with experience in C4ISR operations and acquisition. He is currently studying for a Masters by Research in Defence Studies with Kings College London, specialising in Artificial Intelligence.  He is also a student on the UK’s Advanced Command and Staff Course. The cohort of ACSC 22 was privileged to visit… Read More HMS Warrior’s Ignominy: (AI) Technology Adoption Lessons

One to ponder: the UK’s ethical stance on the use of Artificial Intelligence in weapons systems

ROD THORNTON Rod Thornton is a Senior Lecturer in the Centre for Defence Education Research and Analysis, UK Defence Academy/Defence Studies Department, King’s College London. I recently attended a UK-government sponsored workshop on Artificial Intelligence (AI). At the start, the convenors asked the participants – from the commercial world, the Third Sector, academia and government agencies… Read More One to ponder: the UK’s ethical stance on the use of Artificial Intelligence in weapons systems

The Naval Review – Encouraging Debate Inside the Royal Navy Since 1913

JAMES GOLDRICK James Goldrick joined the Royal Australian Navy in 1974 and retired in 2012 as a two-star Rear Admiral. He commanded HMA Ships Cessnock and Sydney (twice), the multinational maritime interception force in the Persian Gulf and the Australian Defence Force Academy. He led Australia’s Border Protection Command and later commanded the Australian Defence… Read More The Naval Review – Encouraging Debate Inside the Royal Navy Since 1913

Pathways to improve military learning: key lessons-learned research agendas

TOM DYSON Tom Dyson is a Senior Lecturer in International Relations, Department of Politics and International Relations, Royal Holloway College, University of London. His forthcoming book Organisational Learning and the Modern Army: A New Model for Lessons Learned Processes will be published by Routledge in July 2019. During the last two decades there has been growing… Read More Pathways to improve military learning: key lessons-learned research agendas

Cheer Up! – PME is More Than a Classroom

BJ ARMSTRONG Commander Benjamin “BJ” Armstrong is former search and rescue and special warfare helicopter pilot currently serving as Assistant Professor of War Studies and Naval History at the U.S. Naval Academy. His books include 21st Century Mahan: Sound Military Conclusions for the Modern Era, 21st Century Sims: Innovation, Education, and Leadership for the Modern… Read More Cheer Up! – PME is More Than a Classroom

The unfortunate operational level: Five good reasons to review our operational level structures.

JONATHAN L This post is the second of two articles on the operational planning process in Britain and France. You can read the first post here. “The real tradition in grand things is not to repeat what others have done, but to recapture the spirit that made these things and would make completely different ones… Read More The unfortunate operational level: Five good reasons to review our operational level structures.