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Brigadier Justin Kelly

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Brigadier Justin Kelly retired from the Australian Army in 2007. An Armor officer, his last postings in Australia were as Director General of Future Land Warfare in Army Headquarters and Commander of the Land Warfare Development Centre. His operational appointments included command of the Peace Monitoring Group on Bougainville, deputy command of the United Nations peacekeeping force in East Timor, and Director of Strategic Operations in Headquarters Multi-National Force-Iraq. Brigadier Kelley is a graduate of the Royal Military College Duntroon, Royal Military College of Science (UK), Army Command and Staff College, Joint Service Staff College, and the U.S. Army War College.

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SSI books and monographs by Brigadier Justin Kelly

  • 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.