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The High-Tech Future of North American Defense

Date & Time

Sep. 11, 2020
2:00pm – 3:00pm ET


Great Power competitors China and Russia have developed an array of capabilities to attack the continental United States and may use the threat to intimidate the United States or deter it from taking military action in Asia, Europe, or the Arctic in a future conflict. The United States and Canada are developing innovative plans to thwart these developments and protect our citizens and our global interests, relying on advanced technology to gain an edge.

On Friday, September 11 the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will publish Hardening the Shield: A Credible Deterrent & Capable Defense for North America a new paper outlining the new approach has been co-authored by General Terrance O’Shaughnessy and Brigadier General Peter Fesler who worked on the strategy together at U.S. Northern Command.

General Fesler will present the paper and take questions on the elements of the new strategy and its implications.

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Canada Institute

Bound by common geopolitical interests and strong economic and cultural ties, Canada and the United States enjoy the world's most successful bilateral relationship. The Wilson Center's Canada Institute is the only public policy forum in the world dedicated to the full spectrum of Canada-U.S. issues. The Canada Institute is a global leader for policymakers, academics and business leaders to engage in non-partisan, informed dialogue about the current and future state of the relationship.     Read more

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