Beyond Offset: Paul Scharre on Technical Landscape


Editor’s Note: War on the Rocks has partnered with the Center for a New American Security to produce Beyond Offset, a series that explores the shape of the Defense Department’s third offset strategy. CNAS recently held a working group session to discuss the capabilities and technologies that should be at the center of this strategy. Some of the participants took a few minutes to share their thoughts on the technological investments necessary to maintain the U.S. military’s technical superiority. In the video below, Paul Scharre, director of CNAS’s 20YY Warfare Initative, weighs in.



Paul Scharre is a fellow and Director of the 20YY Warfare Initiative at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS) and author of CNAS’ recent report, “Robotics on the Battlefield Part II: The Coming Swarm.” He is a former infantryman in the 75th Ranger Regiment and has served multiple tours in Iraq and Afghanistan.

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