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Join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Bryan Clark and Adjunct Fellow Dr. Dan Patt for a conversation with Department of Defense Chief Data Officer David Spirk and DARPA Strategic Technology Office Director Dr. Tim Grayson about the future of warfare, defense strategy, and technology development. China’s national security operations pose multi-dimensional challenges to the U.S. military, ranging from peacetime gray-zone aggression for which the Pentagon lacks a response to wartime capabilities that could overwhelm U.S. forces fighting far from home. Countering these efforts and dissuading Chinese leaders from attacking American allies requires new approaches to warfare that emphasize gaining information and decision-making advantages rather than focusing solely on destroying enemy forces.
Decision-centric warfare concepts such as DARPA’s Mosaic Warfare create more options for U.S. commanders and greater complexity for opponents by combining a more recomposable and adaptive force design with human command and machine-assisted control. The decision-making advantage that results could create dilemmas for enemies to dissuade them from pursuing or continuing conflict. We hope you will join this group of experts to explore the potential of this new approach to warfare and its implications for the Pentagon.