Innovation and National Security, With Admiral William H. McRaven

Admiral William H. McRaven, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, discusses the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge, with James M. Lindsay. The report outlines a strategy to ensure the United States remains the predominant power in a range of emerging technologies, and the national security implications if it fails to do so.

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Host
  • James M. Lindsay
    Senior Vice President, Director of Studies, and Maurice R. Greenberg Chair
Episode Guests
  • William H. McRaven
    Professor of National Security, Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, The University of Texas at Austin

Show Notes

Admiral William H. McRaven, professor at the Lyndon B. Johnson School of Public Affairs, discusses the CFR-sponsored Independent Task Force report, Innovation and National Security: Keeping Our Edge, with James M. Lindsay. The report outlines a strategy to ensure the United States remains the predominant power in a range of emerging technologies, and the national security implications if it fails to do so.

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