From Integrated Deterrence to Integrated Defense

Sandwiches will be served from 12.40. Please note that this seminar will finish earlier than usual, at 14.00, discussion will continue in the Kings Arms.

This presentation is an in-progress update of a research effort aimed at improving the US Defense Department’s concept of Integrated Deterrence. It discusses some of the concept’s difficulties as brought to light by the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February 2022. It offers some potential remedies as well.

Professor Antulio J. Echevarria II is the General MacArthur Chair of Research at the US Army War College and a Visiting Research Fellow at Oxford University’s Changing Character of War Program.  He holds a doctorate in modern history from Princeton University and has authored six books on military history and strategic thinking: War’s Logic: Strategic Thought and the American Way of War (Cambridge 2021), Military Strategy: A Very Short Introduction (Oxford 2017), Imagining Future War (2007), Clausewitz and Contemporary War (Oxford 2007), Reconsidering the American Way of War (Georgetown 2014), and After Clausewitz (Kansas 2001).  He is a graduate of the US Military Academy, the US Army Command and General Staff College, and the US Army War College.  He also completed a NATO Fulbright Fellowship (2000-01), a Visiting Research Fellowship in Oxford (2011-12), a Senior Research Fellowship at the Foreign Policy Research Institute (2017-2019), an Adjunct Research Fellowship at the Modern War Institute at West Point (2018-2019), and formerly held the USAWC Elihu Root Chair of Military Studies (2013-16).  He normally serves as the Editor-in-Chief of the US Army War College Press, which includes the US Army’s strategy journal Parameters.