The Army and AirSea Battle

Kelly, Justin 2012, The Army and AirSea Battle, in LWC 2012 : Potent Land Force for a Joint Maritime Strategy : Proceedings of the 2012 Land Warfare Conference, Commonwealth of Australia, Canberra, A.C.T., pp. 87-94.

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Title The Army and AirSea Battle
Author(s) Kelly, Justin
Conference name Land Warfare. Conference (2012 : Melbourne, Victoria)
Conference location Melbourne, Victoria
Conference dates 29 Oct. - 2 Nov. 2012
Title of proceedings LWC 2012 : Potent Land Force for a Joint Maritime Strategy : Proceedings of the 2012 Land Warfare Conference
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2012
Conference series Land Warfare Conference
Start page 87
End page 94
Total pages 8
Publisher Commonwealth of Australia
Place of publication Canberra, A.C.T.
Summary The AirSea Battle concept and the Joint Operational Access Concept provide clear indications of the character and purpose of US force development for at least the next decade or so. The strategic competition that underpins these concepts is real , important and accelerating - and is already impacting on Australia. The details of the AirSea Battle concept itself are not that important – all wars reflect their immediate strategic contexts and no forward- leaning concept is ever likely to pass into detailed war, campaign or operation planning. However, the view presented in the concept on the character of future wars between states is important and raises critical questions that need to be answered if Australian force development can claim to be rational. The ADF has a number of views of what ‘conventional’ warfare might look like, if we accept the view taken by AirSea Battle and the JOAC, most of them are wrong. For the Army the future described by, and partially shaped by US preparations for, AirSea Battle offer important signposts to future needs and to the nature of the future operational environment. These signposts don’t tell us what it will be like – simply what some of the influences driving strategic and operational systems seem likely to be. It remains for Army to decide how it should approach the challenges that these drivers will present.
ISBN 9780980872316
Language eng
Field of Research 210313 Pacific History (excl New Zealand and Maori)
Socio Economic Objective 810107 National Security
HERDC Research category E1 Full written paper - refereed
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