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Striking power: How cyber, robots, and space weapons change the rules for war

  • American Enterprise Institute 1789 Massachusetts Avenue Northwest Washington, DC, 20036 United States (map)

Advances in autonomous robotics, cyber weapons, and space-based communications enable militaries to combat the most serious threats to international peace and security with more precision — putting fewer soldiers in harm’s way to advance US national security goals.

Nevertheless, the rapid development of these new technologies puts militaries and civilian leaders in uncharted territory. By minimizing collateral destruction, will new weaponry tempt states to use military power too readily and undermine the accepted laws and norms of war? Will harnessing the potential of cyber, robotic, and space weapons change the relationship between war and morality?

AEI is hosting the launch of Jeremy Rabkin and John Yoo’s new book, “Striking Power: How Cyber, Robots, and Space Weapons Change the Rules for War” (Encounter Books, 2017), to discuss how new military technologies will shape the future of warfare.

Event Details

  • Date: September 12, 2017

  • When: 5:30 - 6:30 PM

  • Where: AEI, Auditorium