The Vietnam War was Australia's longest and most
Although the war ended 40 years ago, it confronted political leaders, military strategists, commanders and soldiers in the field with issues and dilemmas that are still relevant today.
Many questions remain about the strategy adopted in Vietnam, the operational approaches and tactics employed in the counter-insurgency war, and the overall achievement of the Australian Army's commitment.
Broader debate over the war continues to challenge the reality of the outcome through such questions as: Why did the US and its allies lose in Vietnam? Was there any alternative strategy that might have made the war winnable? What were the constraints on achieving victory in a limited war?
Drawing on the research and findings of his recently published official history volume, Fighting to the Finish, Ashley Ekins will explore these and related issues.
Every so often ADM moves away from the platform based companies to look at the service side of the Defence industry. Booz & Company Australia have been working behind the scenes in Defence for some time, looking to improve processes, management frameworks and generally make businesses work better. ADM Editor Katherine Ziesing spoke to Booz & Co director David Vrancic about the issues his company and the defence community face.