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Dr. Michael James Brennan

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Dr. Michael Brennan currently holds the appointment of Director of General Simulation in the Australian Department of Defence. His recent appointments include periods as Research Leader Human Systems Integration within Australia’s Defence Science and Technology Organisation and Scientific Adviser–Army. He was attached to the USMC Warfighting Laboratory during 1998-1999. Dr. Brennan holds a Ph.D. in Physics from the Flinders University of South Australia.

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SSI books and monographs by Dr. Michael James Brennan

  • Alien: How Operational Art Devoured Strategy

    September 16, 2009

    Authored by Brigadier Justin Kelly, Dr. Michael James Brennan.
    This authors argue that the idea of an operational level of war charged with the planning and conduct of campaigns misconceives the relationship between wars, campaigns, and operations, and is both historically mistaken and wrong in theory. They conclude that its incorporation into U.S. doctrine has had the regrettable impact of separating the conduct of campaigns from the conduct of wars and consequently marginalized the role of politics in the direction of war. In essence, they argue that the idea of the campaign has come to overwhelm that of strategy.