Technology-Strategy Seminar: NATO's AirLand Battle Strategy and Future Extended Deterrence
Dr. Jim Tegnelia
Former Director of the Defense Threat Reduction Agency
Dr. Rich Wagner
Nonresident Senior Advisor at CSIS
NATO's culminating military strategy in the end-game of the Cold War was AirLand Battle. Tailored for deterrence and to win if deterrence failed, AirLand Battle was also structured to account for the political necessities of assurance and NATO cohesion. Cold War assurance and deterrence is essentially the only experience available on which to base thinking about extended deterrence in the future; although of course not all the Cold War lessons may be valid for the future. Dr. Jim Tegnelia and Dr. Rich Wagner were involved in helping to invent and implement AirLand Battle. They will discuss what it was, how it came to be, and how it worked, politically and militarily, and will speculate on lessons for the future.
The seminar will be held at CSIS (1800 K St. NW) in the B1C conference room (in the basement), September 13, 9am-11am. A light breakfast will be served. This event is off-the-record.
Due to high demand, registration for this event has closed. Tune in here for the live webcast. (To keep the discussion off-the-record, the video will only be available in real-time). This seminar will be a "webinar" -- participate remotely my emailing questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.