It can be argued that the gravest decision faced by an Australian Prime Minister is sending our nation to war. In so doing, the relationship between political and military leadership become inextricably linked.
In ‘War Leadership’ Professor David Horner provides fascinating insights into the relationships between Prime Ministers, senior ministers and their generals, and how and why Australia has gone to war nine times between 1914 and 2013. In his highly engaging article, Horner also explains the effect of Australian forces always operating as part of a coalition, and the ways in which Australian politicians and military leaders have managed relations with their alliance partners.
You can purchase your copy of Wartime here.
For further reading you can purchase David Horner’s book The War Game: Australian War Leadership from Gallipoli to Iraq here.