H.A.S.C. No. 115-66: Readying the U.S. Military for Future Warfare, Committee on Armed Services, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fifteenth Congress, Second Session, January 30, 2018   [open pdf - 2MB]

This is the January 30, 2018 hearing on "Readying the U.S. Military for Future Warfare," held before the House of Representatives Committee on Armed Services. From the opening statement of William M. Thorn: "The committee meets today to hear perspectives on the future nature of warfare. No one can predict the future with certainty. We will inevitably face surprises, but we have to try to peer into the fog looking for trends that point us towards where warfare is headed. History tells that even great powers can be overwhelmed by change that they do not recognize or to which they do not adapt. Neither our adversaries nor relentless change will wait for us to catch up. Responding to these future indicators does not mean that we can necessarily walk away from more traditional capabilities. The challenge of our times and the challenge of our budgets is that we must be prepared for the full range of threats from having a strong credible nuclear deterrent to nonkinetic political influence operations and everything in between." Statements, letters, and materials submitted for the record include those of the following: Thomas G. Mahnken, Paul Scharre, and Jim Thomas.

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