Ben Jebb and Adam Darnley-Stuart
Episode 74 of the Irregular Warfare Podcast examines the effect of emerging technologies on warfare, and addresses the issues that today’s combat leaders will face on modern-day battlefields.
Our guests begin by considering what past technological revolutions can teach us about changes in warfare today. They then examine the effects that new technologies like artificial intelligence and cyber weapons will have on our militaries’ abilities to mass combat power on contemporary battlefields. Finally, the show concludes with a discussion about how combat leaders and policymakers can prepare for future, large scale combat operations.
Lieutenant General Xavier T. Brunson is the Commanding General of I Corps at Joint Base Lewis-McChord in Washington State. LTG Brunson is a seasoned combat leader who has led U.S. soldiers in multiple theaters around the globe. He is a graduate of Hampton University and holds advanced degrees from Webster University and the Army War College.
Mick Ryan is a retired major general in the Australian Army. Over his 35 years of service, Mick Ryan commanded soldiers at the platoon, regiment, task force, and brigade levels, and holds an MA from the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies. Mr. Ryan is a prolific author and passionate advocate of professional education and lifelong learning, and his book, War Transformed, serves as the anchor for Episode 74.
Ben Jebb and Adam Darnley-Stuart are the hosts for Episode 74. Please reach out to Ben and Adam with any questions about this episode or the Irregular Warfare Podcast.
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