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The New Rules of War: Victory in the Age of Durable Disorder

Wednesday, March 13, 2019 6:00-7:30 PM EST

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War is timeless. Some things change—weapons, tactics, technology, leadership, objectives—but our desire to go into battle does not. We are living in the age of Durable Disorder—a period of unrest created by numerous factors: China's rise, Russia's resurgence, America's retreat, global terrorism, international criminal empires, climate change, dwindling natural resources, and bloody civil wars.

What is the future of war? Do corporations, mercenaries, and rogue states now hold more power than the nation-states?

Sean McFate is a professor of strategy at the National Defense University and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. He served as a paratrooper and officer in the U.S. Army's 82nd Airborne Division and was also a think tank scholar at the RAND Corporation, Atlantic Council, Bipartisan Policy Center, and New America Foundation.