Sean McFate, Professor of Strategy, National Defense University and Georgetown University
Warfare today is a mixture of ancient principles and modern realities. Military planners must consider a bewildering range of conventional and emerging threats—everything from the actions of rival nations, to terror networks, cyber-attacks, eroding international treaties, and even climate change. In this complex and fraught security environment, the United States faces no shortage of potential flashpoints as it seeks to defend its global interests. How, then, can the nation avoid war? And if it is drawn into armed conflict, what weapons, tactics, and strategic principles will help the US win?
Copies of Sean McFate’s latest book, The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder will be available for sale and signing after the program from the Book Cellar.
Professor of Strategy, National Defense University and Georgetown University
Sean McFate is a professor of strategy at the National Defense University and Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service. He served as a paratrooper in the US Army’s 82nd Airborne Division and then worked for a major private military corporation, where he ran operations. He is the author of several books and speaks frequently on military and security matters. McFate holds a BA from Brown University, an MA from Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, and a PhD from the London School of Economics.