Today’s most pressing security challenges – great power conflict, economic dependence, climate change and other non-traditional threats such as pandemics – are complex, entailing interconnectivity, non-linearity and emergence.
In his most recent book, An Australian Band of Brothers, Dr Mark Johnston tells the story
of Don Company of the 2/43rd Australian Infantry Battalion – part of the 9th Division, which sustained more casualties and won more decorations than any other Australian division
in the Second World War. Like his previous works on Australians at war, the book is a ‘warts and all’ exploration of the life of front-line servicemen.