Accession Number : AD1010339

Title :   Reagan Defense Forum: The Third Offset Strategy

Descriptive Note : Technical Report

Corporate Author : Deputy Secretary of Defense Washington United States

Personal Author(s) : Work,Bob

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Report Date : 07 Nov 2015

Pagination or Media Count : 18

Abstract : Apropos of this being the valedictory formal conversation of this great forum, I've been a lifelong history of military strategy. And I've learned one of the most dangerous places a reporter can stand in the conflict zone is between a conference audience and cocktails. (Laughter.) So this is going to be a breezy half-hour conversation, and then we move on to the lighter part of our evening. It was one year ago at this exact conference that the former defense secretary, Chuck Hagel, unveiled what the Pentagon called the Third Offset Strategy, which is not a way to win a football game without deflating the game ball, but actually has become one of the major Pentagon initiatives in the intervening 12 months, even though it has been -- now that I'm an editor not a reporter, I can say it has been woefully under-reported by the mainstream media. So I thought we would start first by those who weren't here last year, or haven't been following it, Mr. Secretary, give us a quick definition of the Third Offset Strategy, and why it's such an important line of operation for the Defense Department today.

Descriptors :   military strategy , deterrence , Man machine systems , artificial intelligence , Electronic warfare , collaborative techniques , unmanned , military budgets , Military research , counterterrorism , national security , learning machines

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