On January 24, 2024, CSIS hosted a conversation with Dr. Jack Watling on his recent book, The Arms of the Future: Technology and Close Combat in the Twenty-First Century (2023). The book examines how the emergence of novel weapons systems is shaping the risks and opportunities on the battlefield.
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"Lt. Gen. Sean Gainey assumed command of Space and Missile Defense Command and the Joint Functional Component Command for Integrated Missile Defense from Lt. Gen. Daniel Karbler during a change of command Jan. 9 at the Von Braun III auditorium."
"U.S. Forces struck and destroyed four Houthi anti-ship ballistic missiles. These missiles were prepared to launch from Houthi-controlled areas of Yemen and presented an imminent threat to both merchant and U.S. Navy ships in the region."
On December 18, the CSIS Missile Defense Project released a new report, Getting on Track: Space and Airborne Sensors for Hypersonic Missile Defense. Drawing upon in-house computer modeling and simulation capabilities, the report analyzes the Pentagon’s current approaches, visualizes key technical tradeoffs, and discusses options for constellations with mixed orbits.
On November 14, the CSIS Missile Defense Project rolled out our report, Countering Small Uncrewed Aerial Systems: Air Defense by and for the Joint Force. The study assesses the small drone threat, the defenses available to defeat them, and plans for C-sUAS doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities.
On November 8, CSIS and AUSA hosted our third Strategic Landpower Dialogue event, featuring General James Dickinson, Commander of the United States Space Command. The discussion explored challenges in the space domain, the provision of space-enabled combat effects to joint warfighters, and General Dickinson’s vision for the relation of space and landpower in the joint force.
"With tensions spiking in the Middle East, U.S. forces in the region are facing increasing threats as a Navy warship shot down missiles appearing to head toward Israel Thursday and American bases in Iraq and Syria were repeatedly targeted by drone attacks."
On October 12, CSIS and AUSA hosted our second Strategic Landpower Dialogue event, featuring General Charles Flynn, Commanding General of U.S. Army Pacific. The discussion explored challenges in the Indo-Pacific, the Army's role in the region, and General Flynn's vision for landpower in the joint force.
On September 29, 2023, the Project on Nuclear Issues published a report, Project Atom 2023: A Competitive Strategies Approach for U.S. Nuclear Posture through 2035. MDP Director Tom Karako and Rob Soofer contributed to one of the chapters, entitled, "Project Atom: Defining U.S. Nuclear Strategy, 2030-2050."
Strategic Landpower Dialogue: A Conversation with Secretary Christine Wormuth & General Randy George
On September 19, CSIS and AUSA hosted the inaugural event in the Strategic Landpower Dialogue series, featuring Secretary of the U.S. Army Christine Wormuth and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General Randy George.