About the Author
Dr Michael Evans is Head of the Australian Army’s Land Warfare Studies Centre(LWSC) at the Royal Military College, Duntroon, in Canberra. He has served on the staff of Land Headquarters in Sydney and in the Directorate of Army Research and Analysis inArmy Headquarters in Canberra. Born in Wales, Dr Evans is a graduate in history and war studies of the universities of Rhodesia (BA Hons), London (MA) and Western Australia(PhD). He has been a Sir Alfred Beit Fellow in the Department of War Studies at King’sCollege, University of London, and a Visiting Fellow at the University of York in England.He was a regular officer in the post–civil war Zimbabwe National Army where, with therank of Major, he headed that army’s war and strategic studies program. Dr Evans has published a wide range of academic monographs, journal articles and papers in Australia,Britain and the United States. Most recently he coedited
From Breitenfeld to Baghdad: Perspectives on Combined Arms Warfare
(Canberra, 2003) and
Future Armies, FutureChallenges: Land Warfare in the Information Age
(Sydney, 2004), and contributed achapter on Australian military innovation in Emily O. Goldman and Thomas G. Mahnken(eds),
The Information Revolution in Military Affairs in Asia
(New York, 2004).
The views expressed are the author’s and not necessarily those of the Australian Armyor the Department of Defence. The Commonwealth of Australia will not be legallyresponsible in contract, tort or otherwise for any statement made in this publication.
Land Warfare Studies Centre
The Australian Army established the LWSC in July 1997 through the amalgamation of several existing staffs and research elements.The role of the LWSC is to provide land warfare advocacy and to promote, coordinateand conduct research and analysis to support the application of land warfare conceptsand capabilities to the security of Australia and its interests. The LWSC fulfils thisrole through a range of internal reports and external publications; a program of conferences, seminars and debates; and contributions to a variety of professional,academic and community fora. Additional information on the centre may be found on theInternet at <http://www.defence.gov.au/army/lwsc>.Comment on this paper is welcome and should be forwarded in writing to:
Land Warfare Studies CentreIan Campbell RoadDUNTROON ACT 2600AustraliaTelephone: (02) 6265 9215Facsimile: (02) 6265 9888Email: <email@example.com>