CSIS Launches Strategic Landpower Dialogue Event Series

Quarterly events will explore challenges and opportunities for the U.S. Army and land-based forces across the services

WASHINGTON, DC – SEPTEMBER 12, 2023 – The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) and the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) today announced the launch of the Strategic Landpower Dialogue event series. This quarterly public event series will serve as a unique source of data and insight into the current thinking of and future challenges facing the U.S. Army and land-based forces across the services.

The inaugural event in the Strategic Landpower Dialogue series will take place on Tuesday, September 19, 2023, and will feature Secretary of the U.S. Army Christine Wormuth and Vice Chief of Staff of the Army General Randy George. The discussion will explore lessons from the war in Ukraine, the role of ground forces in the Indo-Pacific, Army modernization priorities, and more.

This new series will convene senior Army officers, current and former senior civilian officials, and Members of Congress to discuss the most critical landpower issues, from the Army’s role in the Indo-Pacific to modernization priorities like long-range missiles and future vertical lift.

“Reports of the death of landpower have been greatly exaggerated, and ground-based forces will remain a critical component of multidomain operations for a long time to come,” said John J. Hamre, president and CEO of CSIS. "We are delighted to partner with AUSA to elevate and highlight the strategic and enduring importance of these issues.”

“The Association of the United States Army is excited to partner with an organization as respected as CSIS to launch the Strategic Landpower Dialogue for what we believe will be an essential forum shaping the discussion on the critical role of landpower to U.S. national defense,” said retired General Robert Brown, president and CEO of AUSA.

Dr. Tom Karako, senior fellow with the CSIS International Security Program, will administer the series, moderating the events and taking the lead on programming and development. The Strategic Landpower Dialogue is made possible through the generous support of General Dynamics.

To watch the first event with Secretary Wormuth and General George on September 19, visit here.


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