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On this episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Strategy Series, sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, Dr. Chris Miller, professor of international history at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University, discusses his recent book “Chip War: The Fight for the World’s Most Critical Technology,” why chips are so critical to global economic and military power, the global nature of the microchip industry, how America lost its technological lead, China’s strategy to gain chip supremacy, whether the CHIPS Act will return America to its leading position and how Washington should marshal its allies, the impact of the Biden administration’s embargo on ship making technology will delay Beijing’s chip capabilities, how America should balance cooperation and competition with China, the threat from Chinese chips and software in US weapons systems, the feasibility of driving a wedge between China and Russia as the two nations pledge “limitless” partnership, and examples of good and bad strategy with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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On this episode of the Defense & Aerospace Report Strategy Series, sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems, John Kirby, a retired US Navy rear admiral and former Pentagon, State Department, and Navy chief spokesman who is now the coordinator for strategic communications at the National Security Council, discusses the changing communications landscape and the increasing need to respond rapidly to emerging news and narratives, the critical importance of story telling when crafting strategic messaging campaigns, why leaders must prioritize communications, how to counter lies and disinformation, reaching audiences in their information silos, bridging the civil-military divide, why a close relationship between a senior leader and their communicator can generate better policy and strategy outcomes, balancing the need for message discipline agains the need to empower subordinates to communicate with agility and speed, and what good messaging strategy looks like with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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Dr. Philip Karber, the president of the Potomac Foundation think tank, discusses the difference between good and bad strategy, the importance of crafting long-term competitive strategies, lessons from Russia’s war on Ukraine, how those lessons apply to China, the need for renewed focus and attention on nuclear warfighting and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This conversation is sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and devoted to the memory of one of the nation’s greatest national security strategists, Andy Marshall, the former director of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment. The strategy series is not affiliated with the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation.

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Max Brooks, author “World War Z: An Oral History of the Zombie War” and his latest book “Minecraft: The Island” who is also affiliated with the Institute for Modern War at the US Military Academy where he also teaches, discusses strategy, lessons from the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq as well as covid, deterring China and Russia, accelerating capabilities development and culture change, the threat from domestic extremism, and the importance of collaboration between the arts and military members with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This conversation is part of a series of discussions with leading thinkers and strategists and dedicated to the memory of Andy Marshall, the former director of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, and sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems. The Strategy Series is not affiliated with the Andrew W. Marshall Foundation.

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Welcome to the DEFAERO Andy Marshall Strategy Series, our discussion with leading thinkers on security, business and technology. Dr. Graham Allison, strategist and professor at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and director of the Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs, discusses the nature of strategy, examples of good and bad strategies, how American can up its strategic game, lessons from recent conflicts, and the need for a more nuanced view of both deterring and engaging China with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This conversation is part of a series dedicated to the memory of Andy Marshall, the late former director of the Pentagon’s Office of Net Assessment, and sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

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Dr. Harlan Ullman, a retired US Navy captain who is now the chairman of the Killowen Group consultancy and author of 10 books on military strategy, discusses lessons from the US-led wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, flawed strategic assumptions that contributed to failures in both countries, why America wins battles but loses wars, how warfare is changing, how to think about China and Russia as adversaries, countering domestic extremism and disinformation, and a military education system for the future with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian. This conversation is sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems and devoted to the memory of one of the nation’s greatest national security strategists, Andy Marshall, the former director of the Pentagon’s office of net assessment.

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Welcome to the DEFAERO Andy Marshall Strategy Series, our discussion with leading thinkers on security, business and technology. Our guest Sam Araki, a former president of Lockheed Martin Missiles & Space who was one of the founding engineers on the Corona reconnaissance program now an advisor to data firm Rhombus, discusses lessons from the ground-breaking Cold War space program, how to execute ambitious programs quickly and keys to agility with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.
This conversation is part of a series on strategists and strategy devoted to the memory of one of the nation’s greatest national security strategists, Andy Marshall, the former director of the Pentagon’s office of net assessment and sponsored by General Atomics Aeronautical Systems.

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Welcome to the DEFAERO Andy Marshall Strategy Series, our discussion with leading thinkers on security, business and technology. Our guest Adm. Sir George Zambellas, RN Ret., the former Royal Navy First Sea Lord, discusses the future of warfare, the role of AI, big data and autonomy, driving innovation and more with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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Welcome to the DEFAERO Andy Marshall Strategy Series, our discussion with leading thinkers on security, business and technology. Our guest Dr. Hans-Christian Hagman, chief Analyst at the Swedish Ministry for Foreign Affairs who oversees policy planning, foresight and strategy, discusses the essence of strategy during an era of great power competition, the challenge of a rising China, Russia and the changing nature of conflict with Defense & Aerospace Report Editor Vago Muradian.

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