Following the prolonged ground war in Iraq, and the continued International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) presence in Afghanistan, the United States military is shifting focus from large invasion forces to other strategies for handling threats. Additionally, cuts to the military are reshaping ideas for power projection and the use of force. Cooperation among branches of the military will be critical in the time ahead, and the United States must continue to plan for the possibility of land conflict, whether we want to be involved or not.
On February 24, the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence at Brookings will hold an event on the future of land power and U.S. ground forces. The first panel will consist of Major General William Hix and Major General Christopher Haas, both of the U.S. Army, Colonel Jim Zientek of the U.S. Marine Corps, and Brookings Senior Fellow Peter W. Singer, director of the Center for 21st Century Security and Intelligence. Major Generals Hix and Haas, and Colonel Zientek, served on a recent military task force created to develop strategic land power concepts for U.S. ground forces. The event’s second panel will include Army Major General H.R. McMaster, Brookings Senior Fellow Michael O’Hanlon, director of research for Foreign Policy, and Brookings Senior Fellow William Galston, who is also a retired U.S. Marine. They will offer their unique perspectives on the future of land power.
Following each panel, the speakers will take audience questions.
Moderator: Michael O’Hanlon
Senior Fellow and Director of Research, Foreign Policy
The Brookings Institution
Major General William Hix
Major General Christopher Haas
U.S. Special Operations Command
Colonel Jim Zientek
U.S. Marine Corps
Peter W. Singer
Senior Fellow and Director, Center for 21st Century and Intelligence
Moderator: Peter W. Singer
Major General H.R. McMaster
Monday, February 24, 2014 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
The Brookings InstitutionFalk Auditorium1775 Massachusetts Ave. NWWashington, District of Columbia 20036