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Future of War

Essays

FoW No. 27: Where are the professional military voices in New America's project on the future of war?

Maj. Matt Cavanaugh (USA), April 23, 2013, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 26: You better be ready to fight like it's a pre-electronic age

Capt. Jesse Sloman (USMCR), April 18, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 25: The seven key ingredients of highly adaptive (and effective) militaries

Col. Keith Nightingale (USA, Ret.), April 11, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 24: The biggest growth industry in defense should be counter-drone systems

Capt. Adam Thomas (USMC), April 3, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 23: The key tool we will need to prevail is … empathy

Maj. Daniel Leard (USA), April 1,2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 22: An actuary looks at the Future of War -- and sees a nuclear war looming there

Matt Wilson, March 27, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 21: To succeed, we need to act less like dinosaurs and more like bacteria

Matthew McClure, March 25, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 20: The future of war scares me – and underscores the importance of resiliency

Puong Fei Yeh, March 21, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No.19: Who cares about the future of war? Let’s focus on the future of peace!

John Byran, March 18, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 18: Who cares about ‘the future of war’? We should be thinking about the future of victory!

Kevin Black, March 17, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 17: Policymakers’ options will be reduced to operating under the radar or going all-out in a big war

Lt. Col. Dan Manning (USAF), March 13, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 16: War will become less likely, but those that happen will be total

Clark Barrett, March 12, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 15: We will lose it because we are an aging empire wedded to an outmoded style of war

Adrian Bonenberger, March 7, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 14: It is gonna be pretty much like it was for the last 4,000 years

Capt. Michael Junge (USN), March 5, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 13: You think innovation means better drones? Faster jets? Wrong. We’ve been out-innovated for the last 13 years

Paul Lewandowski, March 4, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 12: It’s coming to a neighborhood near you -- the homeland

Maj. Daniel Sukman (USA), February 28, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 11: Enhancing human performance

Maj. Daniel Sukman (USA), February 27, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 10: Let’s figure out how not to get into one with China

Sean Kelleher, February 27, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 9: There won’t be a next war, because the current one will never end

Christopher Davis, February 25, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No.8: For the wars of the 21st century, broaden the definition of combined arms

Col. Chip Bircher IV (USA), February 21, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 7: Use the current generation’s knowledge of war to robotize a lot of what the military does

MSgt. Bill Gawne (USMC, ret.), February 18, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 6: Bet on surprises, and get ready to adapt

Jeff Williams, February 13, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 5: The war we want is standoff -- so that’s not the war we’ll get

Patrick McKinney, February 10, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 4: We need to protect our personnel from the moral fallot of drone and robotic warfare

Lt. Col. Douglas Pryer (USA), February 6, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 3: The Future of War?: Expect to see urban, connected, irregular ‘zombie’ conflicts

David Kilcullen, February 5, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 2: The attack of the robot rats in the Korean War of 2019

Col. Gary Anderson (USMC, ret.), February 5, 2014, Foreign Policy

FoW No. 1: It’s back to the beginning, or, ‘The nearness of you’

Lt. Col. Douglas Pryer (USA), February 5, 2014, Foreign Policy