The ADF has released a paper dealing with the lessons the ADF can learn from the recently concluded Afghanistan Campaign.


This article provides an introduction to The Vanguard Occasional Paper Series – Preparing for the Future ( It is worth noting the following quote from General Angus J Campbell, Chief of the Defence Force September 2021:
'While the ADF's strengths and weaknesses, successes and failures, contributions and lapses were on occasion magnified or exacerbated by the conflict environment in Afghanistan, none of them were created there. As for generations of military forces going back to antiquity, we fought essentially as we trained. Reflecting thoughtfully on our Afghanistan experience provides a lens through which to strengthen our training and preparation for the challenges of the future.'