This very frank and readable essay is from Major General Steven Day, currently the head for Cyber in the Australian Defence Organisation. His reflections here pertain to his direct experience as a senior officer in Iraq (2005-06) and Afghanistan (2012). The newly appointed Australian Chief of Army, Lieutenant General Angus Campbell, has encouraged all Australian mid and senior officers to read this. I share the document here for IKAHAN members benefit too; General Day’s insights are universally useful no matter what army you serve with. Selamat membaca.