Senior Conference 50, The Army We Need: The Role of Landpower in an Uncertain Strategic Environment, June 1-3, 2014
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA STRATEGIC STUDIES INSTITUTE
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The United States Military Academy USMA Senior Conference is run annually by the Department of Social Sciences at the United States Military Academy on behalf of the Superintendent. This event allows distinguished representatives from the private sector, government, academia, the think-tank community, and the joint military services to discuss important national security topics. Senior Conference 2014, the 50th iteration of this event, explored emerging trends and their implications for the Army s strategic contribution to national security. As policymakers strive to rebalance U.S. national security investments in a fiscally constrained environment, debates about the future roles and missions of the armed services have intensified. Though many questions related to the future role of military power remain unsettled, the Army will undoubtedly have an important role to play. The conference consisted of five plenary sessions and five keynote addresses. All presentations and subsequent discussions occurred on a not-for-attribution basis to allow for free testing and expression of ideas. Because of this, the summary report is motivated by ideas offered during the event, but it does not attribute these ideas to specific individuals or organizations.
- Military Forces and Organizations
- Defense Systems
- Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics