This course develops an understanding for the conceptualisation, analysis and conduct of intervention operations. The course will examine the political and strategic context of contemporary intervention operations focusing on: the origins of conflict, instability and their resolution; historical theories of insurgency and counter-insurgency and their context. The development of responses to the contemporary paradigm, including multi-agency and multi-lateral approaches. The common themes from the overall course will be integrated as well: the political objective; unity of force (joint and coalition); strategic / military culture; sustainment; learning and adaptation; leadership and command; capability and force structure; operational environment and civ-mil relationships.
This course is only open to students posted to the Australian Command Staff College.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
On satisfying the requirements of this course, students should be able to:
1. Describe and identify the historical origins and fundamentals of major theories of intervention operations;
2. Identify and analyse the relationship between strategy and operational practices in counter-insurgency, stabilisation and other intervention operations;
3. Analyse the context, nature and constituent elements of the contemporary operating environment ;
4. Analyse the role of multi-agency integration and cooperation in counter-insurgency, stabilisation and other intervention operations;
5. Evaluate the conduct of counter-insurgency campaigns - both historical and contemporary - from a multi-dimensional perspective embracing social, cultural, political, economic and military factors;
6. Conduct historical research and critically evaluate historical evidence;
7. Demonstrate effective communication skills.
Short Assignment (40%), Essay (30%), Examination (30%)
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Teaching will occur intensively across approximately 20 working days. Assessment is scheduled during and after the teaching period as part of the overall program timetabling.
Requisite and Incompatibility
Core reading materials will be available as an e-brick.
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- 12 units
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