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Max Boot Lectured on Military Affairs and the War on Terrorism
National security and foreign relations expert, Max Boot, gave a lecture titled "Revolutions in Military Affairs and the War on Terrorism" at the School of Public Policy on Nov. 9. The lecture, open to the University community and public, took place in the Drescher Auditorium on Pepperdine's Malibu campus.
Boot explored how innovations in weaponry and tactics have not only transformed how wars are fought and won, but also have guided the course of human events, from the formation of the first modern states 500 years ago, to the collapse of the Soviet Union, and the coming of al-Qaeda. He concluded with an examination of what America must do to survive and prevail in the Information Age.
Boot is a senior fellow for national security studies at the Council on Foreign Relations and a weekly foreign affairs columnist for the Los Angeles Times. He lectures regularly at numerous military schools and advises the Department of Defense on transformation issues.