PREVAILING IN AN AGE OF DANGER - While competition with China and Russia remains the dominant factor driving US security strategy, the United States must now also contend with a myriad of new and emerging military and nonmilitary challenges including drones, cybersecurity, pandemics, and climate change. Yet, the US defense ecosystem, particularly the Pentagon and intelligence community, is stuck in the past and still designed to address post-9/11 counterterrorism problem sets. The US national security apparatus must adopt an agile and less military-centric approach to address today’s complex, varied, and dynamic challenges. This event will explore how the US intelligence community and Department of Defense can adapt to better detect, deter, and defeat emerging security threats.
The discussion features Thom Shanker and Andrew Hoehn. Their recently released book “Age of Danger: Keeping America Safe in an Era of New Superpowers, New Weapons, and New Threats” argues that the US national security apparatus must be retooled to rapidly respond to today’s global security challenges. The authors will join us, alongside a distinguished panel of experts, to discuss how US leaders should craft strategies and policies to prepare for and address emerging security issues.
ORIGINAL AIRDATE - 05/30/23