Imaginative, Intelligent & Bold Leadership is…

“Imaginative, intelligent, and bold leadership is absolutely essential. Commanders and leaders at every echelon must be selected with these specific qualities in mind. Officers and NCOs who are more than competent under normal conditions will frequently be hopelessly ineffective when confronted with dynamic and totally different situations.” Mao Tse-Tung (1893 to 1976) Mao was the… Read More

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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