August 25, 2014

Can US get beyond war and deterrence? Elbridge Colby says no.

By Elbridge Colby, and JaRel L. Clay

At the 2014 U.S. Strategic Command Deterrence Symposium, Robert M. Gates Fellow Elbridge Colby presented during its second panel, "Mutually Assured Stability (MAS) vs. Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD): Transforming Geopolitical Relationships in a Regional Context." Dr. James J. Wirtz, Dean School of International Graduate Studies, Naval Postgraduate School, and Dr. Bradley Roberts, Consulting Professor and William Perry Fellow, Center for International Security and Cooperation, Stanford University, joined Mr. Colby on the panel. Watch Mr. Colby's remarks below (Download a PDF version here).

The two-day event featured seven panels of experts answering questions and discussing evolving strategic deterrence concepts and the influence of emerging domains and capabilities on deterrence. The fifth annual symposium drew from academic, government, military, and international experts, with the goal of exploring a broad range of deterrence issues.