War & Communication…

“The secret of war lies in the communications.” Napoleon Bonaparte (1769 to 1821) Also known as Napoleon I, the Corsican or the Little Corporal, he was a French general, first consul of France (1799-1804), and emperor of the French (1804-1814/15), one of the most celebrated personages in the history of the West. He revolutionised military… Read More

Advertisements
Advertisements

What is the Special Project Communications & Force Protection (SPCFP) Team?

The Special Project Communications and Force Protection (SPCFP) Delivery Team, part of the ISTAR Operating Centre, is responsible for the procurement, integration and support of complex force protection and communications systems for land operations. The core of its work is managing requirements in electronics, countermeasures, surveillance and communications. Reference Doing Business with Defence Handbook. Edition 24 (2018).

Operations: Linking Harmony, Communications, Trust & Experience

“Harmony in operations is created by the bonds of implicit communications and trust that evolve as a consequence of the similar mental images or impressions each individual creates and commits to memory by repeatedly sharing the same variety of experience in the same ways.” Colonel John R. Boyd (1927-1997) A United States Air Force fighter… Read More

Social Media & the Military

Research Paper Title New Media Warfare: Tweeting From the Front Lines. Abstract Whether referring to Hezbollah in the Israeli-Hezbollah War in the summer of 2006, Hamas in the Battle of Jenin in 2002, or the ongoing expansion of the “insurgency” across the Internet, new media has opened up traditional warfare to that of the virtual, and information —… Read More

New Zealand Signals Intelligence in Historical Context since 1945

Research Paper Title “Total Intelligence”: New Zealand Signals Intelligence in Historical Context since 1945. Abstract This dissertation aims to provide an historical analysis of the UK-USA Agreement and an assessment of its significance for New Zealand’s security and defence. An alliance based on the exchange and cooperation of signals intelligence, the UK-USA Agreement has established… Read More

Information Warfare: Now & 20 Years Ago

Research Paper Title Information Warfare: Combating the Threat in the 21st Century. Abstract As we approach the dawn of the 21st century, success of our national security strategy will depend greatly on our ability to combat the Information Warfare (IW) threat. Old paradigms regarding conventional warfare must change to incorporate this new form of warfare. Our nation’s… Read More

Truth & Survival…

[What] has no survival value. “…since ‘pure’ truth not only does not exist, it has no survival value whatsoever.” (Wilden, 1972 & 1980, p.303). Although often credited to Lieutenant Colonel Dave Grossman talking about violent encounters (Buckeye Firearms Association, 2015): “Denial kills you physical, mentally, and financially. It has no survival value. Chew it up, spit… Read More