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Tue, Feb 23, 2021

Event recap: Information warfare. An all-domain military and civil deception – today to 2030

A discussion hosted by NDIA where panelists debate the evolving nature of "information warfare" and how advanced technologies are blurring the lines between military and civilian deception operations.

Event Recap by Inkoo Kang

Defense Technologies Political Reform

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

How the next National Defense Strategy can get serious about emerging technologies

US adversaries including China, Iran, and Russia are investing in additional technological capabilities to counterbalance the United States’ advantages in great-power competition—specifically its dominance in kinetic operations and weapons. The next NDS must differentiate among different technologies to create more nuanced strategies.

Seizing the advantage by Justin Sherman, Evanna Hu

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Fri, Feb 19, 2021

Kroenig, Massa, Piliero in Defense News on nuclear modernization

On February 19, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig, Forward Defense Assistant Director Mark J. Massa, and Young Global Professional Raphael Piliero wrote an op-ed on nuclear modernization for Defense News.

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Tue, Feb 16, 2021

Keeping pace with the competition: How the Pentagon can incentivize innovation at the speed of relevance

Anduril CEO Brian Schimpf, Maxar CEO Dan Jablonsky, Atlantic Council Nonresident Senior Fellow Dr. Melissa Flagg, and NDIA Chairman MajGen Arnold Punaro joined Forward Defense for a Captains of Industry discussion on how the Department of Defense can adapt acquisition practices to improve its access to the US innovation base.

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

China Defense Industry

Fri, Feb 12, 2021

Fontenrose quoted in the Guardian on whether the UK will follow the US in ending support for the Saudi-led offensive in Yemen

In the News

Defense Industry Defense Technologies

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Foreseeing the future of warfare: Indo-Pacific nations lead in emerging defense innovations

Indo-Pacific experts joined the Atlantic Council's Scowcroft Center and its Forward Defense practice for a discussion on Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin’s latest report on "The Five Revolutions: Examining Defense Innovation in the Indo-Pacific Region."

Event Recap by Julia Siegel

China Defense Industry

Thu, Feb 11, 2021

Captains of Industry event featured in SpaceNews

On February 10, Forward Defense and Resident Senior Fellow Steven Grundman convened an event with Maxar CEO Daniel Jablonsky and Anduril CEO Brian Schimpf on "Innovating the Business Model of Defense." SpaceNews referenced the conversation in an article on Maxar smallsat developments.

In the News by Atlantic Council

China Defense Industry

Thu, Feb 4, 2021

Elevating ‘deterrence by denial’ in US defense strategy

As the Biden administration reshapes foreign policy and makes decisions about how to invest in US military capabilities for the future, it should acknowledge the value of a denial-based approach to deterrence.

Seizing the advantage by Erica D. Borghard, Benjamin Jensen, and Mark Montgomery

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Mon, Feb 1, 2021

Nurkin’s Deftech Scan report released by Armasuisse

On February 1 Forward Defense Nonresident Senior Fellow Tate Nurkin published the latest issue of Deftech Scan, focused specifically on the "new domains of conflict."

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Policy

Thu, Jan 28, 2021

Kroenig, Massa write op-ed in The Hill on Sec. Austin and nuclear modernization

On January 28, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security Deputy Director Matthew Kroenig and Forward Defense Assistant Director Mark J. Massa wrote an op-ed on nuclear modernization for The Hill. In this article, Kroenig and Massa urge recently confirmed Department of Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin to commit to continuing the bipartisan nuclear modernization program, including the Ground-Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD).

In the News by Atlantic Council

Defense Industry Defense Technologies