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"Freaking out--To lose or cause to lose emotional control from extreme excitement, shock, fear, joy, despair, etc." ~dictionary.com
Could the U.S. lose a war with China? Should we freak out about the possibility? Join a lively conversation with journalist Michael Hirsh, author of the hard hitting, thought provoking article "The Pentagon is Freaking Out About a Potential War with China (Because America might lose)." Learn why the outcomes of recent wargames have many concerned. Explore what we in defense acquisition and other stakeholders can do to build up the military to deter conflict with China or other potential adversaries. This session will include an opportunity for audience questions.
Who Should Attend:
Those in government and industry, from all functional areas, who work in defense acquisition and want to help build enduring advantages across the U.S. defense ecosystem.
Competing to Win Series:
Attending these sessions will help you relate the work you do in defense acquisition to the Great Power Competition (to learn more click here) shaping our national security environment. Learn how to meet the challenge and help the US maintain its competitive advantage! Session format is curated conversation with thought leaders from across DoD, industry, academia, and the acquisition workforce. No slides, followed by live Q&A.
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. ET (9:00 - 10:00 a.m. PT)
Michael Hirsh, Foreign Policy editor, Politico Magazine
Michael Hirsh is a columnist for Foreign Policy and the former national editor of Politico Magazine. He is the author of two books: Capital Offense: How Washington's Wise Men Turned America's Future Over to Wall Street and At War With Ourselves: Why America Is Squandering Its Chance to Build a Better World.
Dr. Glenn Lamartin, Professor of Acquisition Management, DAU, DSMC
Dr. Lamartin is a professor at the Defense Systems Management College (DSMC), adjunct professor at Georgetown's McCourt School of Public Policy, a certified executive coach, and futurist. He is a seasoned acquisition professional with experience as a flight test manager, project engineer, program manager, strategic planner, and senior executive in DoD and industry. His current work includes teaching defense policy making and leadership and assisting the acquisition community— to span boundaries, make change happen, innovate, accelerate acquisition, improve outcomes, and prepare for the future.