Harbingers of Future War
Today’s Conflicts and Implications for Defense Strategy
LTG H.R. McMaster
Deputy Commanding General, Futures, US Army Training Doctrine Command, Director, Army Capabilities Integration Center
In recent years, many of the difficulties encountered in strategic decision making, operational planning, training, and force development stemmed from neglect of continuities in the nature of war. To develop the future force, Army leaders consider key continuities in the nature of war and are examining how the U.S. experience in Afghanistan and Iraq validated their importance. Army leaders are also learning from today’s conflicts to identify changes in the character of warfare and implications for future force development.
Part of The Carnegie Mellon University Lecture Series on War and the Humanities A joint initiative of the Humanities Center and the Center for International Relations and Politics.
Sponsored by the Center for International Relations and Politics, Humanities Center, and the Institute for Strategic Analysis.