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The JALLC Explorer

The JALLC Explorer is the JALLC's newsletter which has been published since 2010 on a regular basis. The JALLC Explorer is aimed at providing information on the JALLC's activities, past and upcoming events, and review of recently finished analysis projects. You can download a copy of published JALLC Explorers below.

2017 Edition 3

the JALLC Explorer 2017 Edition 3

The 2017 Christmas edition of JALLC's online newsletter – “The Explorer”- is now available. It has articles about several visits at workshops hosted by the JALLC, as well as a range of current issues, including JALLC latest projects on: the NATO Command and Control capstone concept; Host Nation Support, Civil Preparedness, Resilience, and Military sustainability; and on Geospatial Support. It also presents our communications strategy, and the new marketing symbols for the JALLC's six main activities. We hope that you enjoy reading it.

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2017 Special Edition 15th anniversary

the JALLC Explorer Special edition 15 anniversary

This edition of The Explorer has been produced as a special edition in time for the JALLCs 15'th anniversary. Along with the usual news on the JALLC's activities, you will find academic and personal articles written by the JALLC's staff on a number of topics including NATO's approach to Projecting Stability and how sport breaks down barriers between people from different nationalities.

This edition of The Explorer also show cases the JALLC's new shield, explaining the meaning of the symbols used and how it was developed.

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2017 Edition 1

the JALLC Explorer 2017 Edition I

This edition of the Explorer takes a closer look at some of the important work the JALLC and its partners have been engaged in over the last few months. A key achievement has been the successful 2016 NATO Lessons Learned Conference (NLLC), which took place here in Lisbon on 29 and 30 November 2016. Elsewhere, this edition highlights a number of new Joint Analysis products recently published by the JALLC. One of these is the “NATO Force Structure Joint Task Force Headquarters Handbook,”.

One of our main challenges for 2017 will be our contribution to the NATO Lessons Learned Optimization Action Plan which aims to improve NATO's Lessons Learned Process, making it more efficient and effective. In this respect, a key focus area for the JALLC will be to ensure that the NATO Lessons Learned Portal becomes NATO's single Lessons management tool.

The next edition of the Explorer will be release during the month of September, commemorating the 15th Anniversary of the JALLC, and it will include a wide range of articles produced by the JALLC staff members

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2016 Edition 2

the JALLC Explorer 2016 Edition 2

This second edition of the new look Explorer celebrates the arrival of the JALLC's new Commander, Brigadier General Mario Barreto (Portuguese Air Force) with a special two page photo-feature article on the assumption of command ceremony that took place on 19 August. We also feature a visit to the JALLC by Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Transformation and an interview with Mr Clovis Autin who joined the JALLC earlier this year as a (civilian) operational research analyst.

One of the JALLC's most successful projects, which looked into how ISAF managed to reduce incidents of civilian casualties, is covered in this edition, as well as the usual summaries of recently published analysis reports, and many more interesting articles on what’s been going on at the JALLC over the summer period.

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2016 Edition 1

the JALLC Explorer 2016 Edition I

Welcome to the first edition of the new look Explorer. Our new digital magazine contains articles on projects we have completed and are working on, on interesting events that have taken place at the JALLC, on the latest joint analysis techniques being applied by our analysts, and updates from the Lessons Learned Community.

In this edition, we feature the NATO Lessons Learned Conference; looking back at the 2015 conference and forward to the 2016 conference which takes place on 29 and 30 November this year. We also discuss the revision to the JALLC’s project management approach which looks set to guarantee even more efficient and effective joint analysis projects, and a new cooperation with the Royal United Services Institute for Defence (RUSI) ensuring the JALLC remains at the centre of thinking in terms of global defence and security.

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Volume 6 Issue 1

the JALLC EXplorer Volume 6 Issue 1

In this edition of the JALLC Explorer, we look back at the NATO Lessons Learned Conference 2014, which took place in October last year, during which LL practitioners discussed how we can better structure NATO's learning process to ensure that it is continuous. We also look forward to the next Conference, which takes place from 10-12 November with the theme: "Closing the loop: The lessons learned capability in support of NATO Transformation". Once again, it promises to be an interesting and educational meeting of NATO's Lessons Learned Community.

This edition of the JALLC Explorer also reviews the latest JALLC Analysis reports to be published, covering topics relating to: Cyber Defence, Ballistic Missile Defence Command and Control, Protection of Civilian Casualties, and the impressive piece of work that covers Lessons From Two Decades of Operations and Exercises. And in the Exercise Corner, we look at the newly developed NATO EXTRA Portal which has been designed by the JALLC to help the Exercise, Training, Reporting and Analysis (EXTRA) Community of Interest better manage and utilize Exercise and Training related information

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Volume 5 Issue 1

the JALLC Explorer Volume 5 Issue 1

In this edition of the JALLC Explorer we offer you a glimpse of two completed analysis projects. The first, our cover article, looks at our analysis of the challenges facing MARCOM, the NATO Command Structure's only maritime headquarters, as that command works towards achieving full operational capability. The final report gave COM MARCOM, Vice Admiral Hudson, a valuable intellectual contribution to his staff’s efforts to understand and address those challenges. The second article covers the year-long analysis JALLC conducted on behalf of the Joint Warfare Centre, examining the new SKOLKAN exercise setting for its completeness and comprehensiveness in terms of allowing NATO forces to train for the full range of possible NATO missions. The other two main articles cover how JALLC approaches analysis generally, providing an insight into our daily business as we produce our reports

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Volume 4 Issue 1

the JALLC Explorer Volume 4 Issue 1

In this edition of the JALLC Explorer we focus on the JALLC's analysis and lessons learned activities across the globe. From Australia to Africa, the JALLC has made immeasurable impact in fostering Lessons Learned capabilities and analysis with NATO members, partner nations and other military and civilian entities. 2013 promises to be a busy year as we focus on integrating the NATO LL Portal and NATO LL Database to better serve the LL Community, be it NATO, Nations or Partners. This edition of the JALLC Explorer features a review of the lessons learned from ten years of conflict. We will also touch upon our efforts to expand our think tank-like capabilities by providing new tools to support our customers ever evolving needs for joint analysis

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Volume 3 Issue 3

the JALLC Explorer Volume 3 Issue 3

In this special edition we celebrate the JALLC's 10th anniversary and look back at our history, to see where we have come from and what we have accomplished in our decade of supporting NATO Trans-formation. Most of the articles were written by people who have been at JALLC since the beginning, and offer a very personal view of our past. This edition includes articles on 10 years of (among others): Analysis Support to Transformation, the NATO Lessons Learned Conference, the Changing Face of the JALLC, and JALLC Outreach.

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