John Blaxland

John Blaxland is a senior fellow at the Strategic and Defence Studies Centre at the Australian National University and writes about military history, intelligence and security and Asia-Pacific affairs. He is former director of Joint Intelligence Operations at Headquarters Joint Operations Command. In September 1999 he was the lead intelligence staff officer on Headquarters 3rd Brigade, the principal Australian land force formation that deployed to East Timor as part of the intervention. He is author of The Protest Years, The Australian Army from Whitlam to Howard and Strategic Cousins.