We just held our twelfth session of our new national security class Technology, Innovation and Modern War. Joe Felter, Raj Shah and I designed a class to examine the new military systems, operational concepts and doctrines that will emerge from 21st century technologies – Space, Cyber, AI & Machine Learning and Autonomy.
Today’s topic was The Navy and Modern War.
Catch up with the class by reading our summaries of the previous twelve classes here.
Some of the readings for this week included Defense Primer: Dept of the Navy, Navy Lasers and Railguns, Navy Large Surface Combatants, Navy Force Structure and Shipbuilding Plans, Navy Large Unmanned Surface and Undersea Vehicles, China’s Navy Modernization.
Our guest speaker was Rear Admiral Lorin Selby, Chief of Naval Research, United States Navy.
Admiral Selby is responsible for the Naval Research Enterprise. It is the “venture capital” of the Navy and