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Albert Palazzo

Dr Albert Palazzo is a Canberra-based defence analyst. He has published widely on the military history of Australia and contemporary military issues. His publications include The Australian Army: A History of its Organisation and Forging Australian Land Power: A Primer. His current research interests are war and climate change.


Articles by Albert Palazzo (4)

  • Efficiency and effectiveness in war are not the same thing

    The recent series of posts on armed drones from James Brown, Sam Roggeveen and Jennifer Hunt each make a compelling case for the need to consider the ethics of these weapons. These authors are right, but what they may not be aware of is that such consideration is underway,  at least in the Australian Army. On 21-22 June 2016 the Army's Strategic Plans Branch will co-host with UNSW-Canberra a major conference on military ethics. The ethics of armed drones will be on the program.
  • Climate change, migration and the importance of the international order

    The views expressed here are the author's own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defence or the Australian Government. There is considerable evidence that plants and animals are changing their ranges in response to climate change. Species are moving to higher altitudes and latitudes in order to remain in temperature zones best suited to their needs. In the past, humans exhibited similar patters of behaviour.
  • We went to Iraq for ANZUS

    The views expressed here are the author's own and do not reflect those of the Department of Defence or the Australian Government. The 10th anniversary of the US-led war with Iraq has occasioned an outpouring of commentary, both here and in the US. I was not a witness to the Iraq War; I did not serve there nor have I ever visited Iraq.