Foreign Policy Research Institute A Nation Must Think Before it Acts The Use of Air Power in Modern Conflict

The Use of Air Power in Modern Conflict

About the Event

The United States has relied upon airpower, particularly including unmanned aerial vehicles, to prosecute post-September 11th conflicts in Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria, and around the globe. What are the costs and consequences of this strategy? How can we ensure that the civilian populations of the countries involved do not suffer unintended consequences as a result? Please join FPRI’s John Nagl for a timely and important discussion with Dmytro Chupryna, Deputy Director of the nonprofit organization Airwars, and Dr. Heather Venable, Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies at the U.S. Air Command and Staff College.

FPRI’s Main Line Briefings are a series of discussions on global affairs and national security hosted by Dr. John Nagl who will draw on FPRI’s vast network of scholars and outside experts to highlight their voices and insight on world affairs, global engagement, and foreign policy. This series is co-Chaired by James GatelyJohn Piasecki, and Eileen Rosenau.

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Dmytro Chupryna

Dmytro Chupryna - Dmytro Chupryna is the Deputy Director of Airwars and is responsible for advocacy work towards the better protection of civilians and greater transparency and accountability for civilian harm

Heather Venable

Heather Venable - Dr. Heather P. Venable is an Assistant Professor of Military and Security Studies in the Department of Airpower at the United States Air Force’s Air Command and Staff College

John A. Nagl

John A. Nagl - Dr. John Nagl, a member of FPRI’s Board of Advisors and is also a Senior Fellow in the Program on National Security, and a Visiting Professor of National Security Studies at the U.S. Army War College