Date: 11 March 2019
Location: UMW Dahlgren Campus – University Hall (Room 110)
Refreshments will be served at 8:00am, and the lecture begins promptly at 8:30am.
The lecture is open to the public. Registration is requested as space is limited (registration form below).
Summary: The convergence of technologies of the Fourth Industrial Revolution is creating a family of smart cheap weapons. Advance manufacturing will make these weapons available in very large numbers to even small nations. As a result, capabilities that used to be reserved for major powers, such as long-range precision strike, will now be available to a wide range of states and even some non-state actors. As a result, power projection will be much more costly in both blood and treasure.
Bio: Dr. T. X. Hammes is a Distinguished Research Fellow at the National Defense University. He focuses his research on the future of conflict. After 30 years in the Marine Corps, Hammes earned a Doctorate in Modern History from Oxford University. He is the author of two books, 17 chapters, and over 150 articles.