The Department of Defense is crafting a new National Defense Strategy, scheduled for publication in early 2022. It will identify priority threats and missions to deter competitors from aggression and secure U.S. interests around the globe. This guidance will size and shape the Joint Force and provide critical direction to the Department. On Thursday, December 9 the Center for a New American Security hosted Dr. Mara Karlin, who is Performing the Duties of Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy, to discuss how the Department views the evolving security environment and its implications for the forthcoming National Defense Strategy.
This conversation was the second installment of the new CNAS Mission Brief speaker series, which features deep-dive discussions with the military and civilian leaders driving strategy and future force planning. Conversations cover a wide array of topics, including future defense strategy and force design, new operational concepts, and balancing readiness with ongoing operations.
Dr. Mara Karlin
Performing the Duties of
Deputy Under Secretary of Defense for Policy
Fellow, Defense Program
Center for a New American Security