Washington, DC (PRWEB) October 25, 2009
Author David J. Williams will speak on the future of war and U.S. national security at the Library of Congress this Thursday, October 29th, at 11:30 a.m. His presentation follows the talk he gave at the National Academy of Sciences in August, and will provide a comprehensive framework within which to chart out the next generation of weaponry and tactics.
The Resilience of Terror Organizations
According to Williams, American efforts in Iraq and Afghanistan are not only causing us to lose focus in the overall war on terror, they are also "accelerating the collapse of the very regions we seek to secure." Williams notes that "there will be many more Al-Qaedas, and our efforts to deal with the first has left us ill equipped for those in the future." Williams will also outline the most likely "next attacks" terrorists might initiate, most of which are far worse than 9-11.
The Next Generation of Warfare
Eric Garland of Washington, D.C.-based Competitive Futures has called Williams' writings on future war "essential reading"--all the more so as Williams provides a comprehensive overview of new technologies that are likely to transform America's ability to fight tomorrow's battles. In particular, he shows how increased surveillance and Internet "lockdowns" will aid America's leaders in keeping the population safe--but potentially at the cost of civil liberties that we now take for granted.
As President Obama consolidates the reins of U.S. foreign policy, the question remains whether he will propel us deeper into unending conflict or craft a viable exit strategy. According to Williams, without drastic course changes the war on terror could be waged well into the 21st century, potentially resulting in an America scarcely worth defending.
The Future of War is available at http://www.autumnrain2110.com/futureofwar
Williams' presentation will be held October 29th at the Madison Building, LM 139, located on Independence Ave SE, between 1st and 2nd Streets. Mr. Williams will give a 30-minute presentation beginning at 11:30 a.m., followed by a book signing.
About the Author
David J. Williams graduated from Yale University with a degree in history and spent more than a decade in management consulting, before publishing two near-future science-fiction novels via Random House's Bantam Spectra. For more information on the future of war, or to schedule an interview, please feel free to contact him at (202) 684 - 3359 or davidjwilliams(at)autumnrain2110(dot)com
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