A photograph of a JSF

Air & Space Power

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Air and space power are arms of national power. Air power is the capacity and ability of a nation to project its power or assert its will in, through, or from the air domain. Recognising the additional operational domains of space, maritime, land, and cyber, it represents a highly agile and potent form of military power for any joint combat force. Space power is the ability of a nation to exploit space to accomplish national objectives, whilst denying access to adversaries, by conducting activities in, through, and from space. The Runway will source content from leading air and space practitioners, academia, air operators, and industry innovators to inform a comprehensive understanding of air and space power for Australia's future.

Strategic Influences

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Williamson Murray and Mark Grimsley explain strategy as a 'process of constant adaption to shifting conditions and circumstances in the world where chance, uncertainty, and ambiguity dominate. Moreover, it is a world in which the actions, intentions, and purposes of other participants remain shadowy and indistinct, taxing the wisdom and intuition of the canniest policymaker.' Strategy involves 'human passions, values, and beliefs...' In such a world Carl von Clausewitz suggests that a strategy must always fall short in the face of such complexities. Influences are those 'levers' that shape or have an effect on strategic objectives such as economics drivers, proximity to potential adversaries, ideology, culture, history and preconceptions'. The Runway will focus specifically on our near region.


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Wellbeing is important to all of us and is vital to the health and performance of any person. The term 'not just a job' could not be more accurate than when describing life in the military. Military life brings with it layers of challenges. Whilst highly rewarding, the military member will juggle extraordinary and often competing priorities. An individual will balance requirements for physical fitness, training and education schedules, long stints away from home, frequent relocations, and dedication to a service beyond reproach, just to name a few. This doesn't include the 'other' serving members - their family, without whom service would be less effective. The Runway focus is on reputable professional and academic sources that provide practical and authoritative guidance that can help motivate and inform your decision to reflect often, plan the changes necessary, and ultimately improve your physical, mental, and social wellbeing.