May 14, 2015
Strategy Session with Robert Scher, Assistant Secretary of Defense for Strategy, Plans, and Capabilities
By Brent Scowcroft Center
After giving the audience a taste for what the Pentagon is like under new leadership, Mr. Scher fielded questions and noted advice from the congregated experts. The discussion touched upon what to do about ISIS, how the offset strategy would be implemented, military contractors, and the events in Ukraine and Russia.
The purpose of Atlantic Council strategy sessions is to offer officials the opportunity to share ideas and to hear from prominent figures in their field. As well as opening a dialogue, this series aims to promote productive relationships between the Atlantic Council and the guest speaker. For this event, participants included military, industry, consultants, and Atlantic Council representatives.