CACI International has released a report synthesizing comments and discussions from the Asymmetric Threat Symposium it co-sponsored on April 2 on U.S. offense and defense capabilities and their effects on conflicts.
Jack London, chairman of CACI’s board of directors, provided opening remarks at the symposium and asserted that the U.S. needs to rethink its attitude, approach and deployment strategies to deal with modern world threats.
“We believe this report illustrates the inextricable link between offense and defense, and the struggle our nation faces in devising strategies that translate battlefield success into desired political results and lasting strategic advantages,” London said in the CACI release Tuesday.
“We need a new paradigm, a fresh vocabulary and agile approaches for today’s asymmetric threat arenas.”
Naval Institute CEO Vice Admiral Peter H. Daly, USN (Ret.) added that “asymmetric warfare, in one form or another, has been with us for a long time… What is new is the modern world’s degree of globalization and interconnection, and the speed and reach of attacks in arenas far beyond the battlefield.”
The full “Combating Asymmetric Threats: The Interplay of Offense and Defense” report can be read here.
CACI co-sponsored the event with the Center for Security Policy and the U.S. Naval Institute at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, D.C.
The symposium included panelists from government, industry and academia, and featured two keynote speakers:
- Army Lt. Gen. Michael Flynn, Defense Intelligence Agency director
- Navy Vice Adm. Kurt Tidd, director for operations, Joint Staff