Females, Leadership & Other Mammals

It is well-known that, in the human species, there are less females than males in leadership roles. But, what about other mammals? Females are rarely leader of the pack in the animal kingdom, with only 6 of the 76 non-human mammal species that exhibit leadership having females in charge during conflict, foraging or travel. This… Read More

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The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) Course

What is the RCDS Course? The Royal College of Defence Studies (RCDS) course is a post-graduate level course in international strategic studies focusing on, political, diplomatic, security, social and economic related issues at the grand strategic level – the level at which governments take decisions on these issues both nationally and within the international community. Issues are analysed… Read More

Military Gamble or Strategical/Tactical Boldness

“It is my experience that bold decisions give the best promise of success. But one must differentiate between strategical or tactical boldness and a military gamble. A bold operation is one in which success is not a certainty but which in case of failure leaves one with sufficient forces in hand to cope with whatever… Read More

ADF: A Spoken Dialogue System for Command and Control

Research Paper Title A Spoken Dialogue System for Command and Control. Executive Summary We report on activities undertaken in the research program ‘Smart And Rapid Information Access for Joint Command and Control (C2)’ one of whose goals was to enhance the spoken natural language (SNL) control of technologies and information for Deployable Joint Forces Headquarters… Read More