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Australian Defence Force Journal

Australian Defence Force Journal

The Australian Defence Force Journal was the official journal of the Australian profession of arms from 1976 to 2018. It promoted discussion, debate and critical thinking on a wide range of issues facing the Australian Defence Force and remains a useful resource for contemporary thinkers and students on Australian defence and strategic thought, policy and concerns.

The Australian Defence Force Journal is no longer accepting submissions.

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Australian Defence Force Journal Issues


Issue 204 – March 2018

Issue 203 – January 2018


Issue 202 – July/August 2017

Issue 201 - May/June 2017


Issue 200 - November/December 2016


Issue 198 – November/December 2015

Issue 197 – July/August 2015

Issue 196 – March/April 2015



The papers included are the sole opinion of the individual authors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the Australian Defence Force or the Department of Defence. The Commonwealth of Australia will not be legally responsible in contract, tort or otherwise, for any statement made in this publication.