Changing Methods of War in the Modern Age

Military forces

Panelist discussion with Colonel (US Army, Retired) John Antal.  The stunning success of the US military in Desert Storm seemed to validate the lessons we learned in Vietnam; however, the 9/11 attacks 2001 focused the US for 20 years on a different kind of warfare, and when we pulled our last forces from Afghanistan in…

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June 2023 Date and Topic Coming Soon

National Defense Briefing Series, Inc. drives quarterly discussions on issues and areas of the world where US vital national interests are at stake in the 21st Century.

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Global Power Competition

The 2022 National Security Strategy describes the threats to vital U.S. national security interests posed by the “pacing challenge” of China and the “acute threat” of a resurgent Russia. While the National Strategy integrates the traditional elements of national power, it is the military element that underpins the rest, and is the ultimate guarantor of…

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Cyberspace Operations: More Than Cyber Security

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Panelists include Lieutenant General Harry Raduege (USAF, ret), Chief Executive Officer of the National Cybersecurity Center, and former Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and Manager of the National Communications System; Lieutenant General  Kevin McLaughlin (USAF, ret), Professor of Practice in the Bush School’s Department of International Affairs, and former Deputy Commander of United States…

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Sam Johnson Defender of Freedom Award

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Season One concluded on March 13, 2022, with a wrapup presentation by MG, Charles Aris, Commanding General, 36th Infantry Division, Texas Army National Guard.  We also presented the Congressman Sam Johnson Defender of Freedom Award to Scott Murray, a multi-EMMY Award-winning television sports anchor and broadcast journalist, who has also devoted his career to supporting…

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Europe and Russia

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A panel discussion with General Tom Hobbins, USAF (Ret), former Commander US Air Forces in Europe; and Lt. Gen Steve Shepro, USAF (Ret), former Deputy Chairman, NATO Military Committee and SMU Tower Center, Council on Foreign Relations. 

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The Middle East

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A panel discussion with the Honorable (BG) Jim Smith, USAF (Ret), former U.S. Ambassador to Saudi Arabia; and Mr. Steve Slick, Director of Intelligence Studies Project at the University of Texas, LBJ School of Public Affairs and former CIA Chief of Station in a Middle Eastern Capital.  

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Asia-Pacific and China

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A discussion on China and the Asia-Pacific region by Admiral (Ret) Pat Walsh, 59th Commander, US Pacific Fleet and 35th Vice-Chief of Naval Operations.  

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