Australian defence force transformation: The hardened and networked army

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Murray, S. (2011). Australian defence force transformation: The hardened and networked army. In A. Cullen & S. Murray (Eds.). The Globalization of World Politics: Case Studies from Australia, New Zealand and the Asia Pacific (2nd ed. pp. 41-44). South Melbourne: Oxford University Press.

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In the field of international relations there exists controversy over whether or not a Revolution in Military Affairs (RMA) is occurring. This case employs the recent transformation of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) to validate the 'revolution' argument. As Australia's role in the Asia Pacific security environment grows, there is a correlative need for its military to evolve. The ADF has embraced change, primarily through its Future Warfighting Concept (FWC) and the doctrine of a Hardened and Networked Army (HNA).

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