In this talk, Rosa Brooks will trace the seismic shift in how America wages war. Once, war was a temporary state of affairs – a violent but brief interlude between times of peace. Today, America’s wars are everywhere and forever: our enemies change constantly and rarely wear uniforms, and virtually anything can become a weapon. As the differences between war and peace melt away, she argues, our institutions and culture change in important ways that we need to understand. Brooks is a professor at the Georgetown University Law Center. She also writes a weekly column for Foreign Policy, and serves as a Schwartz Senior Fellow at the New America Foundation. She served as Counselor to Under Secretary of Defense for Policy.
Rosa Brooks is the author of How Everything Became War and the Military Became Everything. Books will be for sale at the event or are available for purchase here.