12:30 pm EDT - 1:30 pm EDT

Past Event

The Scouting Report: Future U.S. Defense Needs in a High Technology Present

Wednesday, October 07, 2009

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm EDT

The Brookings Institution
Online Only

Washington, DC

Advancements in technology, new modes of warfare and new actors in conflict are changing our understanding of national security and defense capabilities in the evolving context of the twenty-first century.

On Wednesday, October 7, Peter W. Singer, director of the 21st Century Defense Initiative at Brookings and author of the book Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century, and Fred Barbash, senior editor at Politico, answered questions about defense in a high-tech world, including: current U.S. defense needs; defense energy security; and future priorities such as robotic warfare on the ground, in the air and from space.

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