Williams Foundation calls for submissions for High Intensity Warfare seminar

WGCDR Darren Clare taxies back to park in A35-002 after his first flight in an F-35A Lightning II

The Sir Richard Williams Foundation’s The Central Blue forum is collaborating with the From Balloons to Drones forum to publish a series of posts on high intensity warfare ahead of a seminar on ‘The Requirements of High Intensity Warfare’ to be held in Canberra on 22 March 2018.

As part of this collaboration, they are calling for article submissions that examine critical themes related to the challenge of preparing modern air forces for the possibility of high-intensity conflict as they transform into fifth-generation forces.

The editors are seeking contributions that provide a variety of perspectives on the following key themes:

  • Strategy and Theory
  • Future Roles
  • Emerging Threats
  • Air Force Culture
  • Force Structure
  • Technology and Capabilities
  • Ethical and Moral Challenges
  • Doctrinal Trends
  • Education
  • Training

Articles can range from historical discussions of the above themes through to contemporary perspectives. Perspectives can also come from a number of related disciplines including history, strategic studies, international relations, law, and ethics.

Articles framed around one of the above themes should be 1000-2000 words. Submissions should be submitted in Word format and emailed to the addresses below with ‘SUBMISSION – HIGH-INTENSITY WARFARE’ in the subject line.

Submissions should also include a 50-100-word biography, and publication will be entirely at the discretion of the editors.

The articles will be published from mid-February and will appear on the websites of The Central Blue and From Balloons to Drones simultaneously.

For more information, please contact the WGCDR Travis Hallen, Co-editor The Central Blue, or Dr Ross Mahoney, Editor From Balloons to Drones.

The Central Blue is a forum designed to promote informed discussion of air power issues affecting Australia; and to enhance professional development of Air Force personnel in order to create a new generation of air power thinkers.