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Beyond 2016: Security challenges and opportunities for the next administration

Past Event

Beyond 2016: Security challenges and opportunities for the next administration

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Opening remarks and The future of the All-Volunteer Force

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Harnessing technology in the future force

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Keynote discussion: Assessing the strategic environment

On March 1, the seventh annual military and federal fellow research symposium featured the independent research produced by members of the military services and federal agencies who are currently serving at think-tanks and universities across the nation. Organized by the fellows themselves, the symposium provides a platform for building greater awareness of the cutting-edge work that America’s military and governmental leaders are producing on key national security policy issues.

With presidential primary season well underway, it’s clear that whoever emerges in November 2016 as the next commander-in-chief will have their hands full with a number of foreign policy and national security choices. This year’s panels explored these developing issues and their prospects for resolution after the final votes have been counted. During their keynote conversation, the Honorable Michèle Flournoy discussed her assessment of the strategic threat environment with General John Allen, USMC (Ret.), who also provided opening remarks on strategic leadership and the importance of military and other federal fellowship experiences.

 

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Opening remarks: Fellowship experiences and strategic leadership

The future of the All-Volunteer Force

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Col. Barry Huggins, USA

Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings - “Preserving the All-Volunteer Force: Servicemembers or special interest group?”

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Col. Valery Keaveny, Jr., USA

CSA Senior Fellow, Center for a New American Security - “The area under the curve: Developing strategic leaders to win in a complex world”

The next generation of terrorism

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Lt. Col. Tracy Onufer, USAF

Military Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies - "Islamist foreign fighter movements: 1980s through 2015"

Harnessing technology in the future force

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Kelley Sayler

Associate Fellow, Defense Strategies and Assessments - Center for a New American Security

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Col. Ché Bolden, USMC

Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings - “Surviving the valley of death: Experimentation and adaptation”

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Col. Hiroyuki Sugai

Japan Air Self Defense Force; 2015-16 International Security Fellow, Brookings

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Cmdr. Greg Smith, USN

Federal Executive Fellow, Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory - "Autonomy and military effectiveness"

To intervene, or not to intervene?

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Cmdr. Garrett Campbell, USN

Federal Executive Fellow, Brookings - “The evolution of Russian military interventionism and its impact on the international system”

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Col. John A. O’Grady, USA

Military Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies - "U.S. Army European posture study: Assure allies and deter Russia"

Keynote discussion: Assessing the strategic environment

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