Security Challenges
Volume 10, No.3 (2014)

After Afghanistan - A Small Army and the Strategic Employment of Land Power

The Australian Army commitments to East Timor, the Solomon Islands, Afghanistan and Iraq since 1999 comprise the longest if not the largest commitment by this small army since its formation. All of these commitments were the result of circumstances largely unforeseen by strategic planners, and demanded significant institutional adaptation to build, deploy and sustain land forces over a period of fifteen years.

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