This course develops an understanding of military operations from historical and theoretical perspectives. It explores operations in all three environments – land, sea and air. Through a series of case studies spanning warfare in the early 20th century [ways of warfare: Australian, US, UK, German, Japanese and Russian, First World War and the inter-war period] the module examines issues affecting the conduct of operations and their relationship with the strategic and tactical levels of command. The common themes from the ACSC MSDP program will be integrated across the module: 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.
Students must sit for and pass an interview with the Principle of the MDSP, the Commandant of the Australian Command and Staff College, and an academic board member before receiving permission to enrol.
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Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
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