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October 2022
Past Event
Virtual Event | Exploiting a Hidden Window of Opportunity to Deter a Conflict over Taiwan

Virtual Event | Exploiting a Hidden Window of Opportunity to Deter a Conflict over Taiwan

Past Event
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October 13, 2022
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Military helicopters carrying Taiwanese flags conduct a flyby rehearsal amid escalating tensions between Taipei and Beijing, in Taipei, Taiwan, on October 7, 2021. (Ceng Shou Yi/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
13
October 2022
Past Event
Speakers:
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Dan Patt

Senior Fellow, Center for Defense Concepts and Technology

Michael Brown

Visiting Scholar, Hoover Institution at Stanford University, and Former Director, Pentagon’s Defense Innovation Unit

Michele Flournoy

Co-Founder and Managing Partner, WestExec Advisors

While the 2018 National Defense Strategy and the updated 2022 National Defense Strategy emphasize the urgent need to deter a conflict in the Pacific, most plans involve shoring up military capacity immediately or waiting for new, modernized weapons.

Between these ideas lies a window of opportunity for deterrence in the medium term: developing, deploying, and using technology and novel operational concepts to give would-be invaders pause. In a recent article in Foreign Affairs, Michele Flournoy and Michael Brown make the case that a fast-follower strategy could exploit this medium-term opportunity. In particular, by focusing less on carefully vetted but slow-to-develop requirements and instead focusing more on emergent technical opportunities and experimentation, the military may be able to augment its existing capabilities.

Please join Hudson Institute Senior Fellow Daniel Patt for a discussion on these concepts.

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