Made for military professionals, interesting for civilians
The opening for every episode explains that the podcast is intended as a teaching tool for junior officers and NCOs in the Australian military, but I must say: as an American non-combatant, I find the show an interesting glimpse into the thought process and mechanics behind military planning. In particular: I appreciate the host’s objective (and slightly bemused) take on the historical blunders of his own country’s military during the Malaya campaign, and how he highlights the social and egotistical obstacles to effective military planning (planning around the racist assumption that the Japanese would be unable to see at night due to the shape of their eyes for instance) as being equally important to the more by-the-book logistical quandaries of supply lines and allocation of resources. Good stuff for officers in training and military history buffs alike!
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