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On TV: War & Peace in the Modern World

Oct 23, 2012

On the heels of the presidential debate, which at least in part focused on foreign policy, the discussions in tonight’s episode of The Aspen Institute Presents are both timely and pressing.

The show opens with Jane Harman, Craig Nixon, Michael O'Hanlon, James Steinberg, Dina Temple-Raston discussing America’s future military role in the world. There are enormous challenges including climate change, education, economy, failed states, terrorism, and other broad issues that affect our security and international stability. How much is our national security embedded in these broader challenges?

Should we be spending more or less on our military? When should we intervene? How often should we be using drones? Should we reinstate the draft or mandatory National Service?

“War & Peace in the Modern World” explores significant questions about the nature of war and the potential for peace.

Interested in all of the full sessions from the War & Peace track at the Festival? Watch them here on our website or download the full track on iTunes U. Also read more about the show and upcoming episodes here.

Following is the complete list of sessions for the War & Peace track at the Festival. Watch and listen here on our site!

The Uncertain Return
Does the US Have the Responsibility to Protect?
All In: The Education of General David Petraeus
Technology of War
What Does It Mean to be a Military Superpower?
The Impeachment of Abraham Lincoln
What is America's Future Military Role?
The Ethics of War
Women in the Military
Stanley McChrystal on Leadership
Marriage and Military Lives
Wired for War: The Robotics Revolution and Conflict in the 21st Century
It's Not Your Grandfather's Army: The History and Future of America's Armed Forces