The Future of U.S. Ground Forces

February 14, 2013 • 8:00 – 9:00 am EST

An event launching the Ground Forces Dialogue


Senator James M. Inhofe (R-Okla.)
Ranking Member, Senate Armed Services Committee

Moderated by

Dr. Maren Leed
Senior Adviser, Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies

With an Introduction by

Dr. John Hamre
President and CEO, and The Pritzker Chair, CSIS

Thursday, February 14, 2013
8:00 to 9:00 a.m.

As U.S. forces have exited Iraq and continue to drawdown in Afghanistan, the future role of U.S. ground forces is not yet clearly defined. At the same time, resources are becoming increasingly scarce. What should U.S. ground forces be able to do in the future? How should they be organized, trained, equipped, and stationed to meet those demands? The Harold Brown Chair in Defense Policy Studies at CSIS held this launch event to kickoff the Ground Forces Dialogue, an ongoing, web-based conversation on many of these and other pressing challenges facing U.S. ground forces.

With the generous support of Northrop Grumman and BAE Systems


John J. Hamre
CSIS President and CEO, and Langone Chair in American Leadership