Last Updated: 29 Nov 2011
The 5 standing DA-Notices are as follows. Click the relevant button to see each DA-Notice:
DA-Notice 01: Military Operations, Plans & Capabilities
- It is requested that disclosure or publication of highly classified information within the categories listed below should not be made without first seeking advice:
(a) details of present or future operations, methods, tactics and contingency planning, to meet particular hostile situations and to counter threats of terrorist attacks;
(b) details of the state of readiness and operational capability of individual units or formations whose involvement in such operations is current or may be imminent;
(c) operational movements of such individual units or formations (as distinct from routine movements unconnected with operations);
(d) particulars of current or projected tactics, trials, techniques and training (including anti-interrogation training and operational techniques and tactics used to counter terrorism);
(e) details of defensive or counter-terrorist measures taken by individual installations, units or formations;
- Rationale. In general it is important not to publish highly classified information which could be damaging to national security by giving a potential enemy important strategic or operational advantages; which could be exploited by terrorists
to devise counter-measures with the consequence that attacks which might otherwise have been frustrated could prove successful; or which could compromise counter-terrorist operations, endanger lives or put sources at risk.
See also DA Notice No 5 concerning Special Forces.