May 26, 2020 –
This is an online presentation to be accessed through Zoom. To participate, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Presented by Pat Proctor, PhD. Colonel, US Army, Retired; Assistant Professor of Homeland Security, Wichita State University
Colonel Proctor explores the Army’s preparation and outlook in the all-volunteer era, with a focus on national security issues that continue to vex in the twenty-first century: Has the Army lost its ability to win strategically by focusing on fighting conventional battles against peer enemies? Or can it adapt to deal with the greater complexity of counterinsurgent and information-age warfare?
This presentation connects the failures of one low-intensity conflict after another in the 1980s and 1990s, as well as America’s disastrous performance in the war on terror, and serves as an attempt to convince Army leaders to avoid repeating the same mistakes.