Competing views between the Army and the Air Force over close air support are rooted in fundamentally different ideas about the role airpower plays in winning wars.Read More
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Emerging innovations within cutting-edge science and technology areas carry the potential to revolutionize governmental structures, economies, and life as we know it, writes MWI Adjunct Scholar Margaret Kosal.Read More
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United States Military Academy Class of 2006 War Studies Conference Reassessing Deterrence in the 21st Century Tomorrow’s potential adversaries require a new approach for American strategic deterrence. Fifty years after Thomas Schelling penned Arms and Influence, globalization, modernization, interconnectedness and the pervasiveness of non-state adversaries have fundamentally changed our capability as well as our credibility to deter. The Modern War Institute (MWI) will convene a distinguished group of academics, practitioners, business leaders and policymakers to discuss these changes and explore their implications for U.S. national security strategy. The conference will emphasize greater joint, interagency, and multinational integration and readiness of the U.S. military and policymaking communities to meet current and upcoming threats and challenges. Topics under discussion include the challenge of deterring non-state enemies on the cyber battlefield; the viability of NATO and other 20th century alliances to deter; and domestic political challenges – from defense budgeting to strained civil-military relations – to deterring potential adversaries. The purpose of the conference is to gather the world’s preeminent thought leaders to discuss and debate the role of strategic deterrence in modern warfare, which will shape our first edited conference volume and help inform the West Point cadet education program. Keynote Speakers His Excellency Mr. Taavi Rõivas Taavi Rõivas is the Prime Minister of Estonia and a member of the Estonian Reform Party. From 2012–2014, Mr. Rõivas...Read More
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