At a Glance
Examining the evolving field of military competition and the implications of emerging technologies for defense strategy and military operations.
Hudson Institute’s Center for Defense Concepts and Technology examines the evolving field of military competition and the implications of emerging technologies for defense strategy, military operations, capability development, and acquisition. The center focuses on a comprehensive view: connecting strategy with new operational concepts; assessing the weapons and systems needed to implement new concepts; and evaluating the necessary commitment of resources.
The center’s experts are focusing their initial research on the growing centrality of information and decision-making in military operations. US and allied militaries face great power and regional adversaries with improving capabilities and geographic advantages. Deterring and defeating aggression by these competitors will require military concepts that emphasize maneuver warfare and decision superiority rather than the attrition-focused approaches of the post-Cold War era. Tools and processes for harnessing and exploiting information will likely form the foundation of twenty-first century military superiority in the same way that chemistry, physics, and material sciences built the capabilities needed during twentieth century conflicts.