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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Professional Military Education with 30 minute podcasts.

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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This podcast follows on from the Australian Army Research Centre Battlefield Staff Ride to New Guinea, looking at some of the battlefields from 1942 and 1943.  We were accompanied by Nick Anderson, author of Kokoda and Milne Bay books for the Army History Unit and Phil Bradley, who wrote On Shaggy Ridge, Hell’s Battlefield, To […]

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We start the Mission Analysis for the Battle of Long Tan as we prepare to do Center of Gravity Analysis for the Battle of Long Tan

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We look at what drove women in the Soviet Union to fight in the Great Patriotic War and what role Komsomol played in shaping their service.

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As more Western Democratic militaries move towards gender equality, we look at the contribution of Soviet women in WW2. What roles did they perform and how effective were they? Are there insights we can learn for the integration of women into the military today?

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We finish our interview series with Dave Sabben and look at how D Coy training and esprit de corps.

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