Breaking the Mold: War and Strategy in the 21st Century

Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, president, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), welcomes attendees of "Breaking the Mold; A Workshop on War and Strategy in the 21st Century" held in Newport, Rhode Island.
Rear Adm. Jeffrey A. Harley, president, U.S. Naval War College (NWC), welcomes attendees of "Breaking the Mold; A Workshop on War and Strategy in the 21st Century" held in Newport, Rhode Island. The purpose for the two-day workshop, sponsored by the Under Secretary of the Navy, is to engage top minds within the U.S. Navy and private sector academic and business partners on ways to address future scenarios U.S. Military forces may face based upon current and emerging technology and new concepts in maritime and conventional warfare. The workshop will focus leaders to engage on a myriad of concepts and scenarios meant to push conversation, dialog, and analysis of ideas and thoughts outside conventional molds in an effort to stretch and expand strategic and operational mindsets. 180307-N-FC129-139 Newport, R.I. (March 7, 2018)

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Mar. 07, 2018 - Mar. 08, 2018
8:00 a.m.
U.S. Naval War College, 686 Cushing Road, Newport, RI 02841

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This event is for Naval War College students, faculty and staff.
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The 59 participants were invited on the basis of their expertise in national defense issues; their leadership, operational or analytical experience within the Department of Defense, Department of State or other agencies or academic institutions; and their community reputations as creative thinkers.

The workshop was intended as a functional “experiment” in a top-down approach to generating novel ideas that “break the mold of conventional thinking” concerning necessary changes in the national security plans, processes and organization of the United States.

This depiction of the concept of experiment reflects the fact that the workshop was not conceived as a stand-alone event, but was envisioned as part of an evolving process in generating “radical” ideas in which other participants and the Naval War College faculty would subsequently participate.

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