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An Analysis of the Proposed Restructuring of the Australian Army.
ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Australian Army has commenced a restructuring process which places emphasis on capabilities for short warning conflict. This paper addresses three challenges facing the Army as it restructures 1 the Armys ability to transition from short warning conflict to more substantial conflict 2 the Armys ability to conduct joint and combined operations and 3 the Armys ability to participate in regional engagement. In meeting each of these challenges a requirement to retain a capability for conventional operations has been identified. In the process of restructuring, the Army must balance its requirements for the conduct of short warning conflict with the retention of conventional capabilities. Planning to achieve this balance must be conducted in parallel with, and have the same priority as, planning for restructuring implementation.
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