International Security & Foreign Policy

Examining the Real Character of Modern War to Inform Better National Security Policy and Strategic Investments

Grant Year: 2022

Ben Connable will research and write a book exploring the evolving nature of war. He will build a database of combined arms battles in the period from 2002 to 2022; code those engagements according to such factors as the forces and equipment involved; trace the development and utilization of such emerging technologies as unmanned drones in those battles; and identify trends that provide insight into the evolving character of war.

Naval Postgraduate School Foundation International Security & Foreign Policy