UK Defence’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Landscape: is More Effort Required?

STUART MACCRIMMON Stuart is a British Royal Marines officer studying a Masters by Research degree while attending the UK Defence Academy’s Advanced Command and Staff Course. His research has examined how human-machine teaming can deliver operational success, focussing on coherent approaches to technology, people and processes. His first in a series of three blogs questions… Read More UK Defence’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Landscape: is More Effort Required?

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

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.

Imagination and creativity in the Armed Forces

FERNANDO GARETTO Lt Col Fernando Garetto is a Chilean Army Officer. He is a big fan of creativity and currently a student of the Advance Command and Staff Course in the Defence Academy, which includes completing a King’s College London Master by Research (MRes) in Defence Studies.  Within the defence community, creativity and imagination are… Read More Imagination and creativity in the Armed Forces

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

JONATHAN L Jonathan is a French officer on the Advanced Command and Staff Course and a KCL MRes student. The Statesman who yields to war fever must realise that once the signal is given, he is no longer the master of policy, but the slave of unforeseeable and uncontrollable events. Let us learn our lessons. Winston Churchill… Read More The unfortunate operational level: Five good reasons to review our operational level processes.

China’s Belt and Road Initiative: a Eurasian Game

REBECCA WARREN Rebecca is a Warfare Officer in the Royal Navy, currently studying at the UK Defence Academy and King’s College London. Her Masters by Research is examining China’s use of economic power in the international system, with particular focus on the Belt and Road Initiative, you can follow her on Twitter here. Two thousand… Read More China’s Belt and Road Initiative: a Eurasian Game

Technology alone will not save the military in the Information Age

CHRIS FOGARTY Chris Fogarty is currently studying for a Masters by Research in Defence Studies with Kings College London, specialising in Information Advantage.  He is also a student on the UK’s Advanced Command and Staff Course. It is often said that we’re living in the information age. Yet quite what the implications of modern communications… Read More Technology alone will not save the military in the Information Age