Professional Military Education | The Principles of War Podcast

Episode One: The most Manouevrist Campaign the Australian Army has ever fought.

We look at how the Principles of War podcast is going to work, what we want to do and how we are going to do it. We discuss how terrain plays a part in the outcomes of battles and we will be looking at leadership.

Episode Two: The Japanese and Allied Centres of Gravity for the Malaya Campaign

The Centre of Gravity is that characteristic, capability or locality from which a force, nation or alliance derives its freedom of action, strength or will to fight. For the British, the CoG was the Singapore Naval Base.  It was the fundamental part of the defence of the whole of South East Asia.

Centre of Gravity Analysis with COL Dale Eikmeier

We talk to COL Dale Eikmeier about the Ends, Ways and Means methodology for determining the Center of Gravity.

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Learn the lessons of doctrine, leadership, strategy and tactics by breaking down the great battles of history and studying them through the principles of war.

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We look at military history through the lens of the principles of war and current doctrine to better understanding tactics and strategy, terrain and leadership.

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We look at Mission Command in the context of Mission Failure.  How can Mission Command success when your plan fails? This is Part IV of our look at Lord Horatio Nelson and the practice of Mission Command.  Check out episode 1 of our Nelson and Mission Command series. This covers the lead up to the […]

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This is Part V of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you missed the first episode, check it out here. In this interview, he reflects on the Battle and the lessons learnt and we discuss the Danger Close movie. […]

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Harry Smith discusses the final stages of the Battle of Long, logistics, C2 and reinforcements were key components of the battle after D Coy became decisvely engaged. This is Part IV of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you […]

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This is Part III of our podcast interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you missed the first episode, check it out here. Listen to the episode to get a great understanding of what the Battle of Long Tan was like […]

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This is Part II of our interview with LT COL Harry Smith, the OC of Delta Coy / 6 RAR at the Battle of Long Tan.   If you missed the first episode, check it out here. 6 RAR deployed to Vietnam twice, the first time being from June 1966 till June 1967.  The decision to increase […]

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