John Blaxland is a historian and senior fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre, Australian National University, who writes about Asia-Pacific military, intelligence and security affairs. 

John is a former defence attaché to Thailand and Burma and chief staff officer for Joint Intelligence (J2) at Headquarters Joint Operations Command. He has a Ph.D. in war studies from the Royal Military College of Canada.

His publications include Strategic Cousins (2006), Revisiting Counterinsurgency (2006), Information Era Manoeuvre (2002), Signals (1999) and Organising an Army (1989). His forthcoming book is entitled The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard.


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