Judith Miller, former Department of Defense general counsel

• How do ethical/legal considerations enter into DOD acquisition decisions?

12:45 PM - 1:30 PM


1:30 PM - 3:15 PM

Military Futures: Emerging Contexts Peter Schwartz, Global Business Network

• What are the emerging/re-emerging contexts and trends in the global environment that are shaping military missions?


—Non-state actors in conflict (e.g., insurgencies, terrorism);

—Access to resources (food, energy, water)

—Climate disruption

—Ethnic/religious tensions and conflict

—Economic pressures

—Demographic changes

—Social connectedness

—Changes in regional military capacities and relationships

—Technology “push”

—Dual-use technologies and research

3:15 PM - 3:30 PM


3:30 PM - 5:15 PM

Future Military Missions

Scott Wallace, U.S. Army (ret.), Tradoc

• What military missions are emerging in response to these trends?

Consider, for example:

—Peacekeeping, conflict reduction, humanitarian operations; nation-building

—DOD support as authorized by law for domestic agencies within the continental United States

—Traditional military activities, for example with respect to near-peer competitors

5:15 PM


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