Ukraine and the Future of Warfare
A panel of military experts discusses what the war in Ukraine reveals about the future of armed conflict.
About This Event
Fighting in Ukraine has involved the latest weapons technology alongside tactics that often resemble 20th-century combat. As geopolitical competition between Russia, China, and the United States and its allies intensifies, what lessons can military strategists draw from the unfolding war in Ukraine? Mick Ryan, retired Major General of the Australian Army, and Tammy Schultz, Director of National Security at the US Marine Corps War College, consider what the Russia-Ukraine conflict reveals about the future of warfare.
About the Speakers
Retired Major General, Australian Army
Mick Ryan is a leader and strategist with more than three decades of experience working in senior roles in the Australian military and beyond. In January 2018, he assumed command of the Australian Defence College, he is currently a nonresident adjunct fellow at the Center for Strategic and International Studies, and the author of "War Transformed".
Director, National Security, US Marine Corps War College
Tammy S. Schultz is the Director of the National Security and a Professor of Strategic Studies at the US Marine Corps War College. Previously, she was a Fellow at the Center for a New American Security, and also served as a research fellow and director of research and policy at the US Army’s Peacekeeping and Stability Operations Institute.
Technology Editor, Defense One
Patrick Tucker is technology editor for Defense One. He’s also the author of "The Naked Future: What Happens in a World That Anticipates Your Every Move?". Previously, Tucker was deputy editor for The Futurist for nine years and has written about emerging technology in Slate, The Sun, MIT Technology Review, Wilson Quarterly, The American Legion Magazine, BBC News Magazine, and elsewhere.
Mick Ryan's 2022 book "War Transformed: The Future of Twenty-First-Century Great Power Competition and Conflict" provides insights for those involved in the design of military strategy, and the forces that must execute that strategy.