Throughout history, advances in technology have had a direct effect on warfighting capabilities. As such, they have had a corresponding and often dramatic impact on the battlefield in terms of doctrine, tactics, and strategy. As these technological advances continue at an unprecedented speed, they will shape a world that can barely be imagined – yet leaders must be cognizant of this change and make decisions today that will affect the nation’s ability to leverage the technology in the future. This podcast discusses technological advancements and modernization as witnessed by the 37th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps, General Robert Neller (US Marine Corps, Retired), during his 45 years of service. General Neller saw many changes to the world landscape and witnessed the corresponding effect on the national security focus of the United States, ranging from the Vietnam War, through the Cold War, Desert Shield/Desert Storm, and most recently, the global war on terror. In this podcast, General Neller responds to questions about technological advances, national security, and capability needs and vulnerabilities that are faced by modern militaries in a dynamic and uncertain world.
Link to Podcast here: https://youtu.be/w_1On2qys2E
Technological change and advancement have always had a dramatic impact on the battlefield in terms of doctrine, tactics, and strategy. As these technological advances continue at an unprecedented speed, they will shape a world that can barely be imagined – yet decision makers must make strategic investment decisions today that will ensure the nation’s ability to leverage the technology in the future. Part 2 of this two part series continues the conversation with General Robert Neller (Retired), 37th Commandant of the United States Marine Corps. During his four and a half decades of service in uniform, General Neller was at the forefront of many changes to the US military’s warfighting capability and capacity due to these technological advances. In this podcast, General Neller continues to share his experience and thoughts on the impact of technology on the national security of the United States.
Link to Podcast here: https://youtu.be/B1EW4BOq-Yg