24 South Michigan Ave
THE FUTURE OF WARFARE
David Kilcullen, President and CEO Caerus Associates
Interviewed by Craig Bennett, Vice President and Associate General Counsel, Recycled Energy Development LLC
After Afghanistan, David Kilcullen argues that the future of warfare will be urban, coastal, connected—and dangerous. As nonstate armed groups draw strength from local populations and mobile technology, theaters of war may shift from remote areas to underdeveloped but highly networked urban areas. Resolving conflicts may require innovative and interdisciplinary solutions beyond traditional military methods. How are globalization, new technology, and global networks changing the nature of war?
David Kilcullen is president and CEO of Caerus Associates. He served 24 years as a soldier, diplomat, and policy adviser for the Australian and US governments. He was special adviser to the secretary of state from 2007 to 2009 and senior adviser to General David Petraeus in Iraq in 2007. Kilcullen is the author of The Accidental Guerrilla and Counterinsurgency. He holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales.
Craig Bennett (interviewer) is vice president and associate general counsel at Recycled Energy Development LLC. Bennett is a brigadier general, commander of the New Hampshire Army National Guard, and a veteran of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Kilcullen’s new book, Out of the Mountains: The Coming Age of the Urban Guerrilla, will be available for purchase and signing.
TUESDAY, OCTOBER 8, 2013
24 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60603
Discussion and Q&A
YP Members $15
Food and drink included.