For generations, the United States has been the world’s dominant military power. The methods by which the U.S. military fights, and the systems and weapons it uses, have never been seriously contested. However, that reality is rapidly changing. In his new book, “The Kill Chain: Defending America in the Future of High-Tech Warfare,” Chris Brose, senior fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, writes that America’s traditional sources of power are eroding amid the emergence of new technologies and the growing military threat posed by rivals such as China.
On May 26, the Foreign Policy program at Brookings hosted a conversation on the rapidly changing technological landscape facing the United States, new threats emerging from China and Russia, and how America can apply advanced technologies to prevent war, deter aggression, and maintain peace.
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PanelistMichael E. O’Hanlon Director of Research - Foreign Policy, Director - Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Co-Director - Africa Security Initiative, Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology, Philip H. Knight Chair in Defense and StrategyMara Karlin Nonresident Senior Fellow - Foreign Policy, Strobe Talbott Center for Security, Strategy, and Technology