Operationally Forward

As new technologies emerge rapidly, we are likely embarking upon a ‘golden era’ for operational concepts, which will revolutionize future warfighting. Forward Defense explores how the United States and its allies can leverage emerging defense technologies, as well as traditional capabilities, in new ways to fight the wars of the future.

Novel operational concepts

Force posture


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Forward Defense

Forward Defense, housed within the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, shapes the debate around the greatest military challenges facing the United States and its allies, and creates forward-looking assessments of the trends, technologies, and concepts that will define the future of warfare.